"No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise," said the late Winston Churchill in 1947. "Indeed it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except for all those other forms that have been tried . . ."
Panelists considered the fundamental question: how is democracy doing? They discussed surprising successes, disappointing failures, persistent issues of self-determination, and the recent insurrection in Washington intended to overturn the election of Joe Biden as the next president of the United States. The conversation was moderated by Professor Michael Scott, senior dean and Fellow at Blackfriars Hall, the University of Oxford, and Sanford J. Ungar, director of the Free Speech Project at Georgetown University.