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Tonight: Philosophy Talk Live with Russ Feingold at Stanford

Mar 9, 2012

Former US Senator Russell Feingold joins John Perry and Ken Taylor for a conversation about Corporations and the Future of Democracy.

It's free and open to the public Thursday, March 15th at 7pm at Cubberly Auditorium on the Stanford campus. 

The US prides itself on the strength of its democratic institutions and considers itself a leader in the promotion of democratic values around the globe. But can we consistently maintain this self-image in the face of the growing power of corporations? How are capitalism and globalization subverting the interests of democracy at home and abroad? Does the problem stem from fundamental inconsistencies between global capitalism and national democracy? Can regulations provide a solution, and if so, who has the authority to create and enforce these regulations?

Russell Feingold, the former US senator from Wisconsin, is founder of Progressives United and author of While America Sleeps: A Wake-up Call for the Post-9/11 Era. He is also the Mimi and Peter E. Haas Distinguished Visitor at the Haas Center for Public Service at Stanford University.

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