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Colloquy Downeast: “Democracy — An Endangered Species?”
September 15 @ 10:00 am
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Colloquy Downeast’s 2021-22 series of discussions kicks off with “Democracy — An Endangered Species?” at the Blue Hill Public Library. John O’Shea, a retired lawyer and Sedgwick resident, will facilitate the discussion. Discussions will take place on Sept. 1, 8, 15 and 22 at 10 a.m. at the Blue Hill Public Library.
Participants in the colloquy will attempt to identify the essentials of democracy by examining the types of governments/societies that have been categorized as democracies throughout history and by reviewing the evolution of government and politics in America. The group will discuss those features that identify a government as a democracy and the extent to which the United States and other governments that claim to be democracies possess these features. Finally, the group will seek to identify those factors at work in the world today that are destructive of democracy.
For more information or to register, visit www.colloquydowneast.org.