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Are Plutocrats Drowning Our Republic?

Are Plutocrats Drowning Our Republic? July 21st Event with The American Interest

The American Interest presented a reexamination of the question: are plutocrats drowning our republic? On July 21, Charles Davidson, Francis Fukuyama, Walter Russell Mead, Tyler Cowen, Adam Garfinkle, Nils Gilman, Kurt Volker, and Jeffrey Winters reflected on the state of liberal democracy, the spread of populism, and blue model decay.


Charles Davidson Moderator

Publisher, The American Interest and Executive Director, Kleptocracy Initiative, Hudson Institute

Francis Fukuyama Speaker

Chairman of the Editorial Board, The American Interest; Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), Stanford University; and Mosbacher Director, FSI's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law

Walter Russell Mead Speaker

Distinguished Scholar in American Strategy and Statesmanship, Hudson Institute; Editor-at-Large, The American Interest; and James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and Humanities, Bard College

Tyler Cowen Speaker

Editorial Board Member, The American Interest; Holbert L. Harris Chair of Economics, George Mason University; and Co-Author, Marginal Revolution

Adam Garfinkle Speaker

Editor, The American Interest

Nils Gilman Speaker

Associate Chancellor, University of California, Berkeley

Kurt Volker Speaker

Former U.S. Ambassador to NATO and Executive Director, McCain Institute for International Leadership

Jeffrey Winters Speaker

Professor of Political Science and Founder & Director of the Equality Development and Globalization Studies (EDGS) Program, Northwestern University

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