This winter, we will be offering presentations on our new book, From Democracy to Freedom. If you can arrange something for us in your town, university, or elsewhere, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org. Below are the details about the next two presentations, coming up this weekend in Philadelphia and Richmond.
Presentation: From Democracy to Freedom
Democracy is the most universal political ideal of our day. George Bush invoked it to justify invading Iraq; Obama congratulated the rebels of Tahrir Square for bringing it to Egypt; Occupy Wall Street claimed to have distilled its pure form. From the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to the autonomous region of Rojava, practically every government and popular movement calls itself democratic.
And yet it was democracy that brought Donald Trump to power, not to mention Adolf Hitler.
What is democracy, precisely? How can we defend ourselves against democratically-elected tyrants? Is there a difference between government and self-determination, and are there other ways to describe what we are doing together when we make decisions? Drawing on the latest book from the CrimethInc. collective, the presenters will explore these questions and more. Join us for a lively discussion!
Friday, October 27, 7 pm
Wooden Shoe Books 704 South Street Philadelphia, PA
Monday, October 30, 7 pm
Lamplighter Coffee Roasters 26 N. Morris Street Richmond, VA 23220