World Affairs Seminars/Schemel Forum

Democracy in America? An Outsider's View

Friday, October 15, 2021

For two centuries after it was established, the American system of government was a benchmark and an inspiration for much of the rest of the world. In the last decade, however, it has seemed increasingly troubled. Those difficulties seem to go beyond immediate political events to raise more fundamental questions about systems, values and institutions. As a friendly outsider, the Irish writer Fintan O’Toole asks how deep this crisis goes and whether the promise that America once held for the world can be restored

 Fintan O’Toole, columnist for The Irish Times and the Leonard L. Milberg Lecturer in Irish Letters at Princeton

Brennan Hall, Rose Room, 509 • Noon to 1:30 p.m.; remote link will be emailed   

Free to Students


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