Monday Night Philosophy explores what we can learn from history in order to preserve and strengthen democracy. In The Future of Democracy, Steve Zolno asks: What is democracy? Where did it come from? Where is it going? He considers whether democracy is a new development or whether it has always been present in human society. Zolno will also discuss: What are the historical trends that have promoted democracy over authoritarian governments? Where and why has democracy been the most and least successful? According to Zolno, our most important political task is clarifying what each of us can do, as politicians or as ordinary citizens, to bring the benefits of democracy more fully into our personal and political lives. Join us for a lively discussion!
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Management and Education Consultant; Author, The Future of Democracy
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