Edinburgh International Book Festival
Sun 25 Aug 2024
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
Ed Int Book Fest

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Erica Benner: What’s Wrong with Democracy? image

Political philosopher Erica Benner has this year added to her previous books on Machiavelli’s ideas and the history of nationalist thinking with a new title on a subject she’s been grappling with all of her life. In Adventures in Democracy, she explores the 2,500-year history of the concept, looks at the system’s flaws as well as its benefits, and asks how it can be done better. Hear her talking to Avantika Chilkoti today.