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April 8th, 2020

From the vaults: The Open Society as an Enemy

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Forum for Philosophy

April 8th, 2020

From the vaults: The Open Society as an Enemy

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Jason McKenzie Alexander

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In 1945, Karl Popper published his defence of liberal democracy in The Open Society and Its Enemies. Now, more than seventy years later, we find ourselves living in a time when an unprecedented amount of information about our lives is made public, as well as held by private and governmental organisations. Jason McKenzie Alexander argues that such openness and transparency, instead of supporting the foundations of liberal democracy, in fact undermines it.

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Jason McKenzie Alexander, Professor of Philosophy, LSE

Recorded on 3 December 2013 at the LSE

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