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Anne Norton; “Theses on Democracy or, The People, Steering”
March 11, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Humanities 1, Room 210
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Anne Norton is professor and department chair of political science at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Norton is the author of seven books, including On the Muslim Question and 95 Theses on Politics, Culture and Method. She is Co-Founding Editor of the journal Theory and Event and on the executive board of the journal Political Theory. Her present work concerns problems of property and democracy.
Theses on Democracy or, The People, Steering
1. The practice of democracy is being toward death.
2. Democracy requires courage.
3. Democrats take risks.
4. Bandits, pirates, outlaws and rogues are close to democracy.
5. Authoritarianism is the enemy of democracy, anarchy is its shadow.
6. Anarchy is not only to be feared, it is also a place that offers shade, a place to rest, a place to hide.
38. Democracies depend on truth.
39. Truth prospers in democracies. Truth depends on the democratic.
40. We are not democrats yet.
41. Democracy is not an idyllic state, democracy is a struggle.
42. Each democracy is distinct.
This is an event part of the After Neoliberalism research cluster
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