Against the Grain

Democratic Practice Against “Superpower”

Sheldon Wolin, who famously invoked the specter of inverted totalitarianism, also put forward a concept of “fugitive democracy.” While many theorists of democracy found the concept too bleak and despairing, David McIvor argues that Wolin was in fact pushing for the development of enduring, and radically democratic, ways of thinking and acting. (Encore presentation.)

David McIvor, “The Conscience of a Fugitive: Sheldon Wolin and the Prospects for Radical Democracy” New Political Science

David McIvor, Mourning in America: Race and the Politics of Loss Cornell University Press, 2016

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