By Salt Spring Forum
Published in the Gulf Islands Driftwood, April 19, 2017, page 4
What is democracy?
According to Noam Chomsky, democracy is when the people determine the actions of a government. Democracy, in theory, puts power into the hands of the general population.
This simple definition raises many questions: What role can corporate power play in a functioning democracy? How does income inequality affect democracy? Are we actually living in a democracy in Canada (or the United States) today?
On Friday, April 21 at ArtSpring, Noam Chomsky will join the Salt Spring Forum in a livestream discussion on these questions and more. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a Salt Spring audience to speak directly with one of the greatest thinkers of our time.
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