Another Interesting Talk tonight and it certainly lived up to its name. Professor Todd Landman spoke on whether Democracy is good for the world. The answer was a rather optimistic yes, although I wish I had been able to capture more of why that was.
Someone asked me recently whether I find it hard when the speaker waffles, generally I don’t as the salient points they make really sing out. It is much harder when you are trying to capture everything because the talk is so rich with information. This talk was packed to the gills with interesting facts and anecdotes, I captured too much at the start, when I should have focused on some of the summarising statements towards the end.
If you are interested in reading more about democracy, Professor Todd Landman has a book coming out on Human Rights and Democracy: The Precarious Triumph of Ideals which I’ve just added to my wishlist. Update: Apparently the book will be available for free via Open Access when it comes out in September.