Buxton International Festival

David Runciman

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The day democracy dies

Trump and Putin both came to power in democracies, as did Hitler, so does the greatest threat to democracy lie in democracy itself? Already it seems imperilled in some of the most stable states while we have little thought for what may come after.

David Runciman argues that we are trapped in outdated twentieth-century ideas of democratic failure. We need new ways of thinking the unthinkable – a twenty-first-century vision of the end of democracy, and whether its collapse might allow us to move forward to something better.

  • Duration: 1hr
  • Price: £11