Online forum with David North and Professor Adolph Reed

What is Left of American Democracy on the Eve of the 2020 Elections?

28 October 2020

On Wednesday, October 28, the San Diego State University Department of Political Science is holding an online forum with WSWS International Editorial Board Chairman David North and University of Pennsylvania Professor Emeritus Adolph Reed.

Event details:
What is Left of American Democracy on the Eve of the 2020 Elections?
Wednesday, October 28
7:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (4:00 pm PDT)
Registration is required. Click here to register.

The meeting event announcement, posted on Facebook, states:

As the presidential elections approach, there are troubling signs that American democracy may be in its death throes: daily breaches of long-standing democratic norms, warnings that the elections will not be settled through the ballot box, appeals to the military to uphold electoral results, assassination plots by fascist militias, and all of this in the context of a deadly pandemic, a spiraling economic crisis, racial unrest, and the destruction of the environment.

How did we get to this point? And what is the way out of this very dangerous crisis?

Join us for a panel discussion featuring two eminent public intellectuals, whose critical perspectives challenge us to think beyond the paradigm of mainstream American politics.

Adolph Reed is Professor Emeritus of political science at the University of Pennsylvania specializing in African American political thought, and the politics of race and class. His recent publications include “Socialism and the Argument Against Race Reductionism” (2020) and “Antiracism: A Neoliberal Alternative to the Left” (2018).

David North is chairman of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site and the author of numerous books, including The Crisis of American Democracy (2004), The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century (2014), and A Quarter Century of War (2016).

 

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