Saving Democracy

Thursdays, 1 - 3 pm

Facilitator: Ellen Moceri

Many scholars and pundits express concern for the state of the US’ democracy. This course will be based on David Pepper’s book, Saving Democracy, and will provide an outline of what we might do to protect our democracy for our children and grandchildren.  We will focus on these three issues as threats to our democracy: fascism and the global future of democracy, the growth of white supremacy, and the deleterious impact of income inequality. We have much to do. This class strives to help you develop a blue print for action.

Required text:
Saving Democracy: A User’s Manual for Every American, David Pepper, ISBN 978-1662938214

Recommended references:
These Are the Plunderers: How Private Equity Runs—and Wrecks – America by Morgenson and Rosner
Fascism This Time and the Global Future of Democracy by Haresh
The Immoral Majority: Why Evangelicals Chose Political Power Over Christian Values by Howe

ThursdaysSeptember 28 – November 16, 2023
1 – 3 pmIn-person
WashU West Campus
Registration opens August 29th