DEMOCRACY WITHOUT SHORTCUTS (excerpts) by Cristina Lafont
April 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
featuring Lloyd Kramer, Professor of History and Director of Carolina Public Humanities.
This Great Books Reading Group will read the Introduction and first few chapters of Dr. Lafont’s latest work on democracy. Dr. Lafont will give the keynote address at CPH’s annual Adams Symposium, a free event on April 19th and 20th. For more information on that event, visit the event page, here.
“Trenchantly argued, ambitious, and full of surprising insights, Democracy without Shortcuts is a major contribution to contemporary democratic theory by one of the best political philosophers in the world.” —Perspectives on Politics
“It is hard to exaggerate the importance today of Lafont’s identification and exploration of the central goal of dispelling alienation – helping citizens to own their own laws, identify with those laws, and endorse them… Her willingness to directly address the need for the justification of state coercion is what makes this book so important… Lafont’s analysis is extremely valuable for today and for the future. It puts the citizen at the center and takes seriously the citizens’ capacities for reflectively endorsing the laws that coerce them.” —Journal of Deliberative Democracy
Meeting Date: Tuesday, April 9
Cost: $25, includes a course packet sent to your home
This is a hybrid program held at Flyleaf Books. A very limited number of virtual seats are available on a first come, first served basis
Register online or by calling 919-962-1544.