AC Grayling: Democracy and its Crisis

AC Grayling: Democracy and its Crisis

This event has finished Took place on: Monday, 25th Sep 2017

Join the philosopher as he examines what has gone wrong with representative democracy and how he thinks it should be fixed. What space should it occupy in order for civilised society to flourish?

In each of five short chapters, Grayling explores a moment in history (including Periclean Athens, the English Civil War, the American Revolution, the French Revolution and the Weimar Republic) in which the challenges we face today were first encountered, how they were overcome – or not – and with what consequences.

Grayling said: “My aim is to explain why the concept and the actuality of 'representative democracy' emerged, what its justification is, what has gone wrong with it, and how it should be fixed."

AC Grayling is the Master of the New College of the Humanities, London, and its Professor of Philosophy, and the author of over thirty books of philosophy, biography, history of ideas, and essays. He is a columnist for Prospect magazine and was, for a number of years, a columnist on the Guardian and Times. He has contributed to many leading newspapers in the UK, US and Australia, and to BBC Radios 4, 3, 2 and the World Service, for which he did the annual 'Exchanges at the Frontier' series, and he has often appeared on television. He has twice been a judge on the Booker Prize, serving as the Chair of the judging panel in 2015. He is a Vice President of the British Humanist Association, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

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2017-09-25 2017-09-25 Europe/London AC Grayling: Democracy and its Crisis One of the UK's foremost philosophers examines the history and future of representative democracy https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2017/09/25/ac-grayling-democracy-and-its-crisis-152173 The British Library,96 Euston Road, London, London,

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