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    Nationalism, Liberalism, and Democracy

    Sohrab Ahmari delivered remarks on illiberalism, or the erosion of the liberal order in politics. Mr. Ahmari shared his views on how nationalism, global insecurity, and identity politics…

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    On Tyranny

    Professor Timothy Snyder talked about his book On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century, in which he reflects on how many democracies failed throughout Europe during the 20th…

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    Insane Clown President

    Matt Taibbi talked about his book Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the 2016 Circus, in which he recounts the 2016 Presidential election cycle and examines the democratic process and…

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    Congress and Democracy Around the World

    House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Adam Schiff (D-CA) delivered remarks one day after his committee heard testimony on Russian tampering in the U.S. presidential election. He spoke about the…

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    Annual British Youth Parliament Debate, A Better Democracy

    More than 300 members of the United Kingdom’s youth parliament, ages 11 to 18, gathered in the British House of Commons for their annual debate of five topics being considered for their national…

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    Democracy During World War II

    Historians talked about the influence of American democracy after World War II. Topics included the growth of America’s federal government during the war, the United Nations and human rights after the war, and relief…

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    After Words with Jason Brennan

    Jason Brennan talked about his book Against Democracy, in which he argues that democratic political systems fail to provide the best outcomes and calls for a form of government run by the…

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    Age of Folly

    Lewis Lapham talked about Age of Folly: America Abandons Its Democracy, his book of essays on America’s democracy and where it is headed. He spoke with Terry McDonell.

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    Ratf**ked

    David Daley talked about his book, Ratf**ked: The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America’s Democracy. He spoke at Jones College Prep High School at the 2016 Chicago Tribune…

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    Democracy, Elections, and the Vote

    Akhil Reed Amar and Richard Pildes talked about the evolution of the democratic process and the establishment of a bipartisan system in the United States. They started with the earliest…

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    Panel Discussion on Politics

    Panelists talked about politics and democracy. Panelists included John Nichols, co-author of People Get Ready: The Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy; Ari Berman, author of…

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    The Road from Runnymede

    A.E. Dick Howard talked about his book The Road from Runnymede: Magna Carta and Constitutionalism in America, in which he recalls the creation of the Magna Carta, and the impact of the…

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    Youth Radicalization

    Panelists talked about various programs in parts of Africa, Asia and Europe to discourage youth from joining radical movements. Topics included involving young people in a democratic…

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    The Religion of Democracy

    Professor Amy Kittelstrom talked about her book The Religion of Democracy: Seven Liberals and the American Moral Tradition, in which she examines the history of the role of religion in…

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    Open Phones with Robert Scheer

    Robert Scheer, author of They Know Everything About You: How Data-Collecting Corporations and Snooping Government Agencies Are Destroying Democracy, talked about his book and responded to…

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    Of Empires and Citizens

    Amaney Jamal talked about her book, Of Empires and Citizens. In her book, Professor Jamal discusses why the spread of democracy has been slow in the Arab world and suggests the U.S. has played a…

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    Democracy and Social Issues

    Panelists talked about the American political system’s ability to solve problems such as poverty, health care access, discrimination, and voter turnout. “Can Democracy Transform Social Crisis?” was a panel…

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    Jacksonian Democracy

    Professor Daniel Feller talked about President Andrew Jackson and the politics of the mid-19th century. This class is from a course called “Jacksonian and Antebellum America.”

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    Reclaiming Our Democracy

    Sam Daley-Harris talked about his book, Reclaiming Our Democracy: Healing the Break Between People and Government, in which he discusses how citizens can come together to exert political…

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    Political Order and Political Decay

    Francis Fukuyama talked about his book, Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy. He spoke in the C-SPAN 2/BookTV tent at the…

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