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Nexus Symposium 2016
Saturday 21 May 2016

Democracy Today
in the USA

What is the state of democracy today in the USA? Why do many Americans consider their political system ‘broke’? What are the consequences of this, now and in the future? What remains of Walt Whitman and Thomas Mann’s idea that literature and a liberal education are the soul of a true democracy?

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What is the state of democracy today in the USA? Why do many Americans consider their political system ‘broke’? What are the consequences of this, now and in the future? What remains of Walt Whitman and Thomas Mann’s idea that literature and a liberal education are the soul of a true democracy?

Programme
Speakers
businessman and politician
historian and author Gulag: A History
Academic Director of the Hannah Arendt Center
professor of Law
historian and official biographer of Bob Dylan
professor of diplomacy and world affairs

Introductory essay

Rob Riemen
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Randall Kennedy
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