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.

Events:
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.