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Published on Sep 7, 2012

The Crisis of Capitalist Democracy
Judge Richard A. Posner

Richard Allen Posner is a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit; a senior lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School; and the author of nearly 40 books on an astonishing array of topics, including economics, jurisprudence, aging, terrorism, literature, plagiarism and sex. The Journal of Legal Studies calls him the most cited legal scholar of the last century. He now turns what The New York Times calls his "indefatigable intellect" to the ongoing economic crisis and the efforts of the "cumbersome, clotted, competence-challenged" American system of government to respond to it. A Democracy Forum Lecture.

Thursday, September 6, 7:00 p.m.

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Lectures

  1. 1

    Chris Hughes "Brave New Media World"

  2. 2

    Shaun Harper: We Shall Overcome ... When?

  3. 3

    What Roger Ebert Meant to Us

  4. 4

    John Thavis: Inside the Vatican

  5. 5

    William Perez: Immigration, English Learners and the Future of Latino Education Access

  6. 6

    Taylor Branch to Discuss 'The Shame of College Sports'

  7. 7

    State senator and gubernatorial candidate Kirk Dillard

  8. 8

    Peg Tyre: "The Trouble with Boys"

  9. 9

    Heroin Highway: A Panel Discussion

  10. 10

    Reverend Al Sharpton: The Niebuhr Forum on Religion in Public Life

  11. 11

    2013-09-11 The Sacrifice of Veterans

  12. 12

    Barbara R. Rossing: Apocalypse Now: Revelation So No One Is "Left Behind"

  13. 13

    Ross Douthat: Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics

  14. 14

    Bishop V. Gene Robinson: Justice and Compassion in an Age of Demonization

  15. Richard Allen Posner

  16. 16

    Bob Woodward and Judge William J. Bauer '49: Truth and Justice in America

  17. 17

    KT McFarland: Democracy and Global Security

  18. 18

    Louis Menand - The Marketplace of Ideas: Reform and Resistance in the American University

  19. 19

    Martin E. Marty: H. Richard Niebuhr A Centennial Appreciation

  20. 20

    Heidi Cullen: The Weather of the Future

  21. 21

    Joshua Foer: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

  22. 22

    Wendy Wolf: Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention

  23. 23

    Father Robert Barron: Evangelizing the Culture

  24. 24

    U.S. Senator Mark Kirk The Meaning of Democracy and Civic Engagement

  25. 25

    Naomi Wolf: Citizen Empowerment 101

  26. 26

    Celluloid Activist: The Life and Times of Vito Russo

  27. 27

    Christian Theology and the LGBT Person

  28. 28

    Paul Anastas: Designing Tomorrow

  29. 29

    Healing Our Community - Niebuhr Center September 11, 2011

  30. 30

    The Reverend Michael Eric Dyson: Dr. King for the 21st Century

  31. 31

    Gery Chico: Achieving the Dream of César Chávez

  32. 32

    Father Michael Pfleger: What does social justice look like

  33. 33

    Eugene Robinson: Assessing Obama One Year Later

  34. 34

    Homosexuality: The Battleground for a Dying form of Christianity

  35. 35

    Mitch Albom: From Morrie to Heaven: In Search of a Meaningful Life

  36. 36

    Richard Norton Smith

  37. 37

    Reverend Peter Gomes

  38. 38

    Robert Dallek: JFK at 40

  39. 39

    Sister Helen Prejean

  40. 40

    [Private Video]

  41. 41

    John Kitzhaber: A Prescription for Healthcare Overhaul

  42. 42

    [Private Video]

  43. 43

    Eleanor Clift: The Politics of War

  44. 44

    David Gergen

  45. 45

    [Private Video]

  46. 46

    Anna Quindlan: Choices & Changes

  47. 47

    Maria Klawe: Giving Women the Access Code

  48. 48

    Maria Klawe: Giving Women the Access Code

  49. 49

    Roy Baumeister Discusses the Importance of Willpower

  50. 50

    Lydia Villa-Komaroff: Cloning to Cell Therapy: A Life in Science

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