Virtual Author Event with Ganesh Sitaraman, author of The Great Democracy

Parnassus Books is thrilled to present a virtual author event with Ganesh Sitaraman, author of The Great Democracy. He will be joined in conversation by The Atlantic’s Yascha Mounk. 


This will be a Facebook Live event from the Parnassus Books Facebook page, though you do not need a Facebook account to be able to view the event.


About the book:

Since the New Deal in the 1930s, there have been two eras in our political history: the liberal era, stretching up to the 1970s, followed by the neoliberal era of privatization and austerity ever since. In each period, the dominant ideology was so strong that it united even partisan opponents. But the neoliberal era is collapsing, and the central question of our time is what comes next.

As acclaimed legal scholar and policy expert Ganesh Sitaraman argues, two political visions now contend for the future. One is nationalist oligarchy, which rigs the system for the rich and powerful while using nationalism to mobilize support. The other is the great democracy, which fights corruption and extends both political and economic power to all people. At this decisive moment in history, The Great Democracy offers a bold, transformative agenda for achieving real democracy.


About the author:

Ganesh Sitaraman is chancellor's faculty fellow, professor of law, and director of the Program in Law and Government at Vanderbilt Law School. Author of The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution, a 2017 New York Times Notable Book, he lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

Event date: 
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
The Great Democracy: How to Fix Our Politics, Unrig the Economy, and Unite America Cover Image
ISBN: 9781541618114
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Basic Books - December 10th, 2019