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Massey Lectures 2016

The Return of History

The face of the Earth is not ablush with democratic stability and rising prosperity, this year. Canadian Jennifer Welsh says she knows why.

A political scientist of Métis descent who has taught at Oxford and the European University Institute, Welsh uses her 2016 Massey Lectures to warn us the West's liberal-democratic experiment is in danger of failing. “I am a Chicken Little" she acknowledges.

The Massey Lectures are to be broadcast on CBC Radio's "Ideas" program starting Oct. 31. They are published as The Return of History,

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