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Crisis of Democracy That Began During the Great War

February 24-8:00 pm

Crisis of Democracy That Began During the Great War

Guest Lecturer: Dr. Howard D. Berger

8.00pm Monday 24 February

Dr. Howard D. Berger received a BA and an MA in History from The George Washington University. He was Professor of History and Holder of the John Weyerhaeuser Chair in American History and retired in 2018 from the College of Idaho. Howard made Aliyah to Netanya and is known in our community as an excellent lecturer. For Howard’s next lecture, we have chosen the subject of democracy, which in 2020 is more topical than ever and he will give us a historical perspective. In 1835, at the introduction to the greatest book ever written about democracy and about the United States, Alexis de Tocqueville wrote: ”A great democratic revolution is taking place among us.” Contemporary political scientist Harvey Mansfield writes: “If the 20th century has been an American century, it is because the work of America—not altogether unsuccessful—has been to keep democracy strong where it is alive and to promote it where it is weak or nonexistent.” After all, President Woodrow Wilson, in justifying the entry of the US into The Great War, stated that “The world must be made safe for democracy!” Yet only 15 years after that was said, much of the world had openly abandoned democracy for something else—for something that most people today would say was hideous!! Why Did Democracy Flop????


February 24
8:00 pm
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28 Shmuel Hanatziv
Netanya, Israel 4228132 Israel


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