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How to Fix Democracy with Cheryl Welch and Arthur Goldhammer






Since its origins, democracy has been a work in progress. Today, many question its resilience. The Bertelsmann Foundation, Institute for Canadian Citizenship, and Humanity in Action have teamed up with Andrew Keen, author of How to Fix the Future, for Season Four of How to Fix Democracy: a video and podcast series exploring practical responses to the threats facing democracies around the world. Host Andrew Keen interviews prominent thinkers, writers, politicians, technologists, and business leaders who enlighten and challenge us as we seek the answers to How to Fix Democracy.

Season 4 Episode 1, titled “Tocqueville’s Take on Democracy,” features Harvard University professors Cheryl Welch and Arthur Goldhammer. They kick off Season 4 of How To Fix Democracy by joining host Andrew Keen for a discussion of Tocqueville’s famous observational text, “Democracy in America.” How do Tocqueville’s observations apply to the 21st century? What did he get wrong, and what did he get right? Make sure to tune in. (watch | listen)

This series is made possible with the kind support of the William H. Donner Foundation. Find more episodes here.