Trump’s Republican nomination seems all but inevitable. Harvard Profs. Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt ask: why do political parties turn against democracy – and what can be done to save it?
We live in dangerous times. Right-wing efforts to undermine the foundations of the political system present a real and profound threat to world’s oldest liberal democracy. How can we make sense of the authoritarian turn in American politics – from the capital riots to Donald Trump’s astonishing lead in the run-up to the Republican nomination?
Harvard Profs. Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt are experts in the rise and fall of democratic governments and authoritarian regimes – and now they join us to share their insights into the present and future of American politics.
What role do factors from election losses to demographic change and voting rights have to play in this picture? What do examples ranging from 1930s France to present-day Thailand tell us about the threat to the US? Most important of all: can American democracy be saved? Join us for answers to all these questions and more.
This online event is free for members of How To Plus.