Freedom for Sale

John Kampfner describes how emerging middle classes around the world have often been willing to sacrifice certain democratic rights – such as free speech, an open media, and free elections – in exchange for prosperity and security. In Freedom for Sale: Why the World Is Trading Democracy for Security he shows how capitalism and democracy are not as inextricably linked as we once thought.

John Kampfner will be speaking
Wednesday, March 17, at 7:00 pm
Book Culture
536 West 112th Street

John Kampfner will be taking part in a panel discussion with Joel Simon (Committee to Protect Journalists) and Corey Robin (Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York)
Thursday, March 18, at 6:00–8:00 pm
Open Society Institute
400 West 59th Street
Additional information here.