The End of Democracy
A Town Meeting
Inspired by the book with the same title, this "town meeting" will feature a panel of professors and community leaders who will address the question of whether or not we have reached or are reaching the point where conscientious citizens can no longer give moral assent to the existing political order in our country. Given the latest revelations that the National Security Administration has been spying on its citizens, the increased use of executive orders, the inability of Congress to pass a balanced budget, the government rescue of private banks and corporations is it not strange that we don't hear the question asked "Is Democracy in Trouble"? The town meeting will be an effort to address these issues. The meeting will comprise a group of people from all across the political spectrum and will entertain questions from the audience with the assistance of a moderator.