Thursday, February 24, 2022
5:30PM - 7:00PM
A live streamed event. Advanced registration required.
Today one hears only about increasing inequality, and it is true in terms of income distribution, but Alexis de Tocqueville argues that equality itself is the source of many of the problems democracies decry most, such as feelings of citizen apathy and withdrawal, tendencies to conformity, and the rise of an overbearing big government that satisfies particular wants even as it further debilitates citizen self-reliance. Explore Tocqueville’s analysis of the crushing power of equality with noted scholar Richard Avramenko in conversation with PTI Director Alan Levine.