Can democracy survive? A collaboration of the Thomas Mann House, the Goethe Institute, Wunderbar Together, and LA Review of Books.
Wolfgang Ischinger on Trust, Truth, and Transparency
Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman of the Munich Security Conference and former Ambassador to the United States and the United Kingdom, is the author of World in Danger: Germany and Europe in an Uncertain Time (Brookings Institution Press, 2020). he discusses the three T's that he thinks are necessary to a world safe for democracy: trust, truth, and transparency.
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya and Franak Viačorka and the Crisis in Belarus
Tom Zoellner and Aida Baghernejad interview Belarussian President-Elect Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya and journalist and activist Franak Viačorka on the political crisis in Belarus. Tsikhanouskaya is in exile in Lithuania as "the last dictator in Europe," Alexander Lukashenko, clings to power after a decisive loss in the election.
Dipayan Ghosh on Digital Democracy
Tom Zoellner talks to Dipayan Ghosh about the politics of digital regulation, and the way the evolving digital ecosystem impacts democratic processes.
Conny McCormack on How Elections Happen
An election official in the US and an election observer in a dozen countries, Conny McCormack explains the nitty-gritty of election mechanics.
David Shimer on 100 Years of Election Interference
David Shimer discusses his book Rigged with Tom Zoellner, and talks about the future of democracy in the digital age.
55 Voices: Rebecca Solnit
Rebecca Solnit speaks with 55 Voices about what we mean when we speak of democracy.