Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism?
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FEATURING ROBERT KUTTNER – Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán won re-election easily in yet another affirmation of authoritarian right wing policies in Europe. It is a troubling trend, not just in Europe but of course right here in the US, in Latin America, in Asia, and elsewhere. In a world that is more inter-connected than ever and where awareness of human rights is greater than ever, how do we explain the tilting toward demagoguery?
A new book by the co-founder of The American Prospect, Robert Kuttner, attempts to answer that question by pulling together various developments into a broader economic and social picture where capitalism has run so amok that it has undermined democracy.
Robert Kuttner, co-founder and co-editor of The American Prospect, former columnist for BusinessWeek, the Washington Post, and the Boston Globe, and author of eleven books. He holds the Meyer and Ida Kirstein Chair at Brandies University.
**This segment was originally broadcast on April 16, 2018.