Events Calendar

Schemel Forum Course- Threats to Democracy in Our Time

Tuesday, 17 September, 2019

Between the neo-cons of the Bush era and Francis Fukuyama's declaration of "The End of History," free-market liberal democracy was celebrated as the culmination of political development. Yet today democracy is under threat from authoritarianism, populism and various forms of meritocracy. Has it run its course? We will look at the basis for the claims of its triumph and then turn to discussions of why democracy might be transitory: insights from Plato's Republic, Marx's Economic Manuscripts and How Democracies Die by Levitsky and Ziblatt. 

Harold W. Baille, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy, The University of Scranton

Tuesdays, September 17, 24 and October 1, 8, 15, 22

Contact:

Alicen Morrison

Phone: 5709416206
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Weinberg Memorial Library, Room 305

300 Monroe Avenue
Scranton, PA 18510