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      October 3, 2019

      Thursday   7:00 PM

      5015 Connecticut Ave NW
      Washington, District of Columbia 20008

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      James A. Robinson - The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty

      In his award-winning Why Nations Fail, co-written with Daron Acemoglu, Robinson, a political scientist and economist at the University of Chicago, studied the factors responsible for the political and economic success of states. His new book, also in collaboration with Acemoglu, continues the argument with a similarly penetrating analysis of liberty. A balance between state and society, Robinson shows, liberty is never achieved once and for all but exists as a fragile condition. And because both society and the state are constantly shifting in response to new needs and conflicts, liberty itself is always in flux and must be constantly renewed; its truest definition may be the capacity of society to resist the power of state institutions and the elites that control them.

      Categories: Literary & Books | Politics & Activism

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