Wednesday September 13, 2017
Melbourne City Conference Centre
333 Swanston St
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Dave Childs & Sarah Howell
Language/ Cultural Consultant
Join internationally renowned philosopher AC Grayling as he examines the failure of the best political system we have: democracy. And explores how to put it right.
Has democracy reached its point of crisis? In recent years, we have seen the rise of populism and authoritarian leaders in the US, the UK, Russia and the Middle East. Democracy, the system designed to manage these forces, described by Winston Churchill as ‘the least bad of all systems’, seems to have failed.
What are the merits of representative democracy today? What is the future of democracy? Is there a viable alternative?