Masaryk, Czechoslovak Jews, and the Case for Liberal Democracy


November 5, 2018 , 7:00 PM

[3rd Floor]

Lecture by Hillel J. Kieval, Goldstein Professor of Jewish History and Thought, Washington University in St. Louis. With the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the proclamation of the First Czechoslovak Republic, questions concerning the future of the democratic order in Europe and beyond abound. Do nationalist and populist movements pose a threat to democratic constitutions? What is “illiberal democracy?” Do victorious nationalisms inevitably oppress their minorities?

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Organized by: Society for the History of Czechoslovak Jews, BBLA, Consulate General of the Czech Republic in New York, Consulate General of Slovakia in New York