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Friday 25 May
Venue: International
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Debates & Talks

Demons of Democracy

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Natalie Bennett, Nic Cheeseman. Mary Ann Sieghart hosts.

Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others' famously said Churchill. But votes can polarize nations and empower demagogues. Even Hitler was democratically elected. Should we be more sceptical of democracy? Might alternatives from philosopher kings to oligarchy create a better society? Or would these always risk tyranny?


Green Party politician Natalie Bennett, Opposing the Rule of Law author Nic Cheeseman, and columnist at The IndependentYasmin Alibhai-Brown seek alternatives.


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