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Erosion of Democracy and Populism. With Jonas Lüscher and Katrin Meyer

Kloster Schönthal

Unfortunately, this event has to be canceled.

Catastrophes, global and private, are omnipresent. As disaster-expert, literature explores these chasms. What can be done to help? Is any form of deliverance in sight? In Kloster Schönthal, in discussion with authors, experts and the audience, we will devote three Saturdays to consideration of the subject. Between times there will be something to eat and time to enjoy the monastery and its grounds. In his writing, Jonas Lüscher describes a range of social and personal catastrophes and implosions, and as a citizen is interested in the way societies and their democratic institutions can strengthen their resistance against the forces of populism – a catastrophe with its own order. He will discuss his ideas with Katrin Meyer, a philosopher who examines questions of power, democracy and the public will.

Event duration: 04.00 – 08.00 p.m.

Additional dates:
21 January 2023, Sickness and Loss. With Gabriele von Arnim and Pasqualina Perrig-Chiello.
11 March 2023, After the Climate Catastrophe. With Simone Weimann and Andreas Mauz

In cooperation with the Kloster Schönthal and the Volkshochschule of Basel Land and Stadt.

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