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Contesting American Values: The Bumpy Rise of Democracy in the West (1776-1850) by Jonathan Israel

October 28, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Free

The American Revolution had an enormous, but bitterly divisive impact on European (and Canadian and Latin America) political thought and attitudes. From 1776 began a furious ideological war within the USA over the question of democracy that helped precipitate an even more ferocious conflict between democratic and aristocratic forms of government in Europe. By the 1820s, it seemed that the aristocratic-monarchical system, led by Britain, had finally extinguished “Americanism” everywhere outside the USA. Modern representative democracy survived, as we know–but only just.

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Date:
October 28, 2016
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.ias.edu/events/israel-publiclecture

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Institute for Advanced Study, Wolfensohn Hall
1 Einstein Drive
Princeton, NJ, 08540
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(609) 734-8000
Website:
www.ias.edu

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Institute for Advanced Study
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(609) 734-8000
Email:
events@ias.edu
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