A.C. Grayling: We recognise that anything human is imperfect.

by |September 26, 2017

Booktopia welcomed philosopher and author A.C. Grayling to chat about his latest book Democracy and Its Crisis, which was prompted by events in recent years in the UK and the USA, in Latin America, Russia and the Middle East.

He investigates why the institutions of representative democracy seem unable to sustain themselves against forces they were designed to manage, and why it matters.

“We’ve got to know our history because if we don’t, we’re going to make those mistakes again.” – A.C. Grayling

“To read reflectively and intelligently teaches you a great deal about the diversity of human nature.” – A.C. Grayling

In each of five short chapters, he considers a moment in history in which the challenges we face today were first encountered, how they were overcome – or not – and with what consequences.

For a limited time, we have signed copies of Democracy and Its Crisis available online, but hurry because they won’t last! Booktopia’s John Purcell had the pleasure of chatting with A.C. about this latest thought-provoker. Have a listen here:

Democracy and Its Crisisby A.C. Grayling

Democracy and Its Crisis

by A.C. Grayling

Prompted by events in recent years in the UK and the USA, in Latin America, Russia and the Middle East, A. C. Grayling investigates why the institutions of representative democracy seem unable to sustain themselves against forces they were designed to manage, and why it matters.

In each of five short chapters, he considers a moment in history in which the challenges we face today were first encountered, how they were overcome – or not – and with what consequences. With the advent of authoritarian leaders and the simultaneous rise of populism, representative democracy appears to be caught between a rock and a hard place, yet it is this space that it must occupy, argues Grayling, if a civilized society, that looks after all its people...

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Bronwyn Eley is new to the book industry, having previously served in the Royal Australian Air Force & even spent some time as a barista until entering the exciting world of Booktopia. Books are her true passion. Bronwyn writes in her spare time, often has her face buried in a book and enjoys keeping fit (which she undoes by eating loads of chocolate) with Martial Arts and personal training. She can't answer what her favourite book is but she has a soft spot for The Host (Stephanie Meyer), Peter Pan (J.M Barrie) & Outlander (Diana Gabaldon). Fantasy, sci-fi and YA make up the majority of her bookshelves.

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