…and information disorder, untruths, trolling, disinformation. The virtual event is an effort to resurrect the global language of democracy after its rough start in the new century.
One of the traits of this era is escalating complexity of systems. No form of government knows that better than liberal democracy — just look at the news and social media feeds in a democratic country on any given day.
So it’s crucial in this time that there is a way to conceive of democracy simply, and as a whole.
To discuss democracy as the summit does reminds the public of the organising power of the political system. Not just institutionally, or politically but morally and mentally in a time of information overload.
This podcast discusses the challenges for democracy in the world as we find it in 2021.
- Audra Wolfe’s Freedom’s Laboratory
- Michael Polanyi ‘The Destruction of Reality’
- NSC-68 policy paper
- Politico article on the Russian and Chinese views on the summit
- The Russian FM Statement on the planned US «summit for democracy»