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Restoring Democracy in an Age of Populism and Pestilence
October 20, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Jonathan Manthorpe’s new book, “Restoring Democracy in an Age of Populists and Pestilence” will be the subject of The Canadian Club of Victoria’s upcoming free speaker event from 12 noon – 1pm on October 20, 2020. Manthorpe’s talk will delve into “the timely subject of the corruption of democratic ideals and institutions, of what went wrong and what we can do to get back on track”.
The public is invited for what is sure to be a compelling and timely talk and can register for this free Zoom presentation by clicking the RSVP button below.
On the heels of the success of Claws of the Panda (Shortlisted for the 2020 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Non-Fiction), veteran journalist Jonathan Manthorpe’s book delves into an equally important and timely subject: the corruption of democratic ideals and institutions, of what went wrong, and what we can do to get back on track. In a time when trust in our institutions is falling, and a pandemic forecasts an economic and social fallout for which many are unprepared, Restoring Democracy in an Age of Populists and Pestilence defends and charts a plan to overcome the prospect of democratic decay.
Jonathan Manthorpe has been a foreign correspondent, political reporter, and international affairs columnist for nearly forty years, with extensive TV and radio interview experience. His last book, Claws of the Panda: Beijing’s Campaign of Influencer and Intimidation in Canada, was one of the Globe and Mail Top 100 Books of 2019 and was also shortlisted for the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Award. He is based in Victoria, BC