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The Problem with Democracy: Can Freedom and Equality Cooexist?

Presented by Brown University Continuing Education at Brown University - 85 Waterman Building, Providence RI

Oct 27 2016
The Problem with Democracy: Can Freedom and Equality Cooexist?

A live election special recording of The Partially Examined Life philosophy podcast on de Tocqueville’s “Democracy in America.” Democracy is a noble political enterprise, thought Alexis de Tocqueville, but also dangerous, reinforcing an egalitarian mentality that at its extreme will relinquish liberty and freedom of thought in favor of a tyranny of the majority. De Tocqueville was a Frenchman writing about the America of the 19th century, but he might as well have been writing about the U.S.A.

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