NOW ONLINE! 'People Power' and its Discontents

Code: SL51012

Dates: April 3, 2020

Meets: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Sessions: 1

Course Fee: $42.00

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Today, democracy is the world's only broadly accepted political system, and yet it has become synonymous with disappointment and crisis. Some now worry that ordinary people wield too much power in populist movements that are illiberal and intolerant. Should we worry that democracies may die if they become too democratic?
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James Miller

James Miller is Professor of Politics and Liberal Studies at the New School for Social Research in New York City. Among his books are Examined Lives: From Socrates to Nietzsche (2011) and The Passion of Michel Foucault (1993). (1984). From 2000 to 2008, he was the editor of Daedalus, the journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is the editor of an English edition of Diogenes Laertius’s Lives of the Eminent Philosophers (2018), and the author, most recently, of Can Democracy Work? A Short History of a Radical Idea, From Ancient Athens to Our World (2018).

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