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The People vs. Democracy: Why Our Freedom Is in Danger and How to Save It


March 5, 2018
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Alley Cambridge 10 Ware Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
March 5, 2018
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Alley Cambridge 10 Ware Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

This event is free; no tickets are required.

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The world is in turmoil. From India to Turkey and from Poland to the United States, authoritarian populists have seized power. As a result, Yascha Mounk shows, democracy itself may now be at risk.

Mounk shows in The People vs. Democracy, is that trust in politics is dwindling. Citizens are falling out of love with their political system. Democracy is wilting away. Drawing on vivid stories and original research, Mounk identifies three key drivers of voters’ discontent: stagnating living standards, fears of multiethnic democracy, and the rise of social media. To reverse the trend, politicians need to enact radical reforms that benefit the many, not the few.

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