Are We Witnessing the End to Liberal Democracy?

with NEH Distinguished University Professor Richard K. Matthews

Recent events--from Black Lives Matter protests to a failed Presidential impeachment, to an uncontrolled spread of Covid-19, to Stormtrooper like tactics in American cities—demonstrate that liberal democracy is under siege. To better understand this unique moment in the History of Liberal-Democracy, a brief look at its past may help.

ART IN DIALOGUE features a series of cross-disciplinary conversations between members of the Lehigh faculty and colleagues from both the university and the wider community — reflecting the ways in which their work is dynamically engaged with other fields of inquiry. These dynamic conversations will highlight the connections that overlap within the humanities and other disciplines, promoting innovative ways of thinking about and seeing the world.