World Wide Update Committee of Democratic Correspondence
The Democracy Seminar, our “world wide committee of democratic correspondence,” will be developing new ways to extend and strengthen our deliberations in the coming months. We are now developing a platform to present all our publications and discussions, including our substack posts, short and long form essays, documents revealing advances of and challenges to democracy worldwide, as well as petitions supporting the advances and criticizing the challenges. We will also be presenting edited audiovisual posts of dialogues, webinars and conferences coming out of our seminar. We are hoping to launch the new platform sometime in March.
As we lead up to the launch, this Democracy Seminar substack is being refined. Up to this point, we have been publishing a bi-weekly newsletter. Jack Wells and I have combined commentary on the events of the day, illuminated by DS posts and audio-visual recordings. We will now publish a monthly newsletter reporting on our work, and during the month offer commentary on events of the day and on enduring political challenges to democracy by special DS correspondents. Jeff Isaac and I will start publishing such pieces. Others from around our world wide committee will join us in the near future.
My last post was the first of such pieces. I’m thinking about upcoming pieces on the question of impeachment of Donald Trump, a re-reading of President Biden’s inaugural address and on the promise of a second re-construction. Expect Jeff’s first contribution to the substack series in the coming days.
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