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Democracy in Question: Socialism and Liberalism in the Age of Trump

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Democracy in Question: Socialism and Liberalism in the Age of Trump

A public conversation

featuring:

Atossa Araxia Abrahamian (senior editor, The Nation)

John Gould (editor, The New Republic)

Sarah Leonard (editor and writer, Dissent, The Nation, The New Republic)

James Miller (author, Can Democracy Work?, professor of politics, The New School for Social Research)

Bhaskar Sunkara (editor, Jacobin)

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Helena Rosenblatt (author, The Lost History of Liberalism, professor of history, CUNY Graduate Center)

Modern democracy evolved in both Europe and the US through a complex, dialectical interaction between socialism and liberalism as rival political movements, affiliated with distinct, though sometimes allied political parties.

Are these categories that crystallized in the nineteenth century -- democracy, socialism, liberalism -- still meaningful or pertinent in contemporary Amercian politics?

What is the most useful way to define their similarities and salient differences within the ongoing resistance on the left to the authoritarian drift of American politics under Donald Trump?

What role should political journals play in addressing the questions that surround socialism, liberalism, and the future of democracy today?

presented by the graduate program in Creative Publishing & Critical Journalism, The New School for Social Research

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