An Evening with Daniel Ziblatt Friday, May 18th 7 - 9 PM

OCA’s Book Launch Committee Presents
An Evening with Daniel Ziblatt

Daniel Ziblatt is pictured at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University. Photo by Stephanie Mitchell

Please join us for this special event featuring Occidental native Daniel Ziblatt.  Harmony school alum and current Harvard Professor of Government, Mr. Ziblatt has recently co-authored international best-selling How Democracies Die with Steven Levitsky.

In this book, Ziblatt and co-author Steven Levitsky offer a bracing, revelatory look at the demise of liberal democracies around the world—and a road map for rescuing our own. “Many Americans are justifiably frightened by what is happening to our country. But protecting our democracy requires more than just fright or outrage. We must see how, historically, citizens have risen to meet the great democratic crises of the past, overcoming their own deep-seated divisions to avert breakdown. History doesn’t repeat itself. But it rhymes. The promise of history, and the hope of this book, is that we can find the rhymes before it is too late.”

Mr Ziblatt will share his insights on the book and sign copies; books for sale, refreshments. $5 admission; no one turned away for lack of funds.

“We live in perilous times. Anyone who is concerned about the future of American democracy should read this brisk, accessible book. Anyone who is not concerned should definitely read it.” – Daron Acemoglu, Coauthor of Why Nations Fail

“Levitsky and Ziblatt are leading scholars of democracy in other parts of the world, who with great energy and integrity now apply their expertise to the current problems of the United States.” – Timothy Snyder, Author of On Tyranny

 

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