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Defending Democracy: A Meditation on Basic Democratic Values in Times of Political and Economic Insecurity

March 19 @ 7:30 pm

Defending Democracy: A Meditation on Basic Democratic Values in Times of Political and Economic Insecurity

under the patronage of Kerry Kennedy, President, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights

Literary Collage with texts by Mahatma Gandhi, Vaclav Havel, Robert F. Kennedy, Tomás Garrigue Masaryk, Hermynia zur Mühlen, Erich Mühsam, Carl von Ossietzky, Joseph Roth, Hans Sahl, Kurt Tucholsky, and others

Our Western system of an open, democracy-based society and the values holding up such a system are threatened from many sides. Therefore it seems more important than ever to remind ourselves of the great achievement democracy is, and that it is worth fighting for.

This literary collage presents texts by authors and thinkers who, in their own time, fought against undermining tendencies of dissolution and the erosion of the republic by totalitarian forces. The cry for simple solutions, the longing for a strong man who liberates us from the complex trap of a globalized world, is growing louder.

Concept & Introduction:  Michael Lahr
Narrator:  Gregorij von Leitis
Tuesday, March 19 at 7.30 pm

Czech Consulate General, 321 East 73rd Street, New York, NY 10021

 

Admission is free. However, tickets are required by registering. Please register at defendingdemocracyelysium.eventbrite.com

 

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Date:
March 19
Time:
7:30 pm
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