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Too Dumb for Democracy
March 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Please join Ben McNally Books, MASS LBP, and Goose Lane Editions to celebrate the launch of David Moscrop‘s new book Too Dumb for Democracy.
As a part of the MASSTalks Democracy series, David Moscrop and MASS LBP Principal Peter MacLeod will be discussing why we make the political decisions that we do, and what better decision-making could look like.
Book sales and a signing will conclude the event.
Thursday March 15
6 to 8pm
Ben McNally Books
366 Bay Street
This is a free event
Please confirm your attendance via Eventbrite
Bad decisions down to a science.
D’oh-mocracy at its finest.
Brexit. Trump. Ford Nation. In this timely book, David Moscrop asks why we make irrational political decisions and whether our stone-age brains can process democracy in the information age.
In an era overshadowed by income inequality, environmental catastrophes, terrorism at home and abroad, and the decline of democracy, Moscrop argues that the political decision-making process has never been more important. In fact, our survival may depend on it.
Drawing on both political science and psychology, Moscrop examines how our brains, our environment, the media, and institutions influence decision-making. Making good decisions is not impossible, Moscrop argues, but the psychological and political odds are sometimes stacked against us. In this readable and provocative investigation of our often-flawed decisions, Moscrop explains what’s going wrong in today’s political landscape and how individuals, societies, and institutions can work together to set things right.
David Moscrop is a political theorist with an interest in democratic deliberation and citizenship. Moscrop is a regular writer for Maclean’s, a contributing columnist to the Washington Post, and a regular political commentator on television and radio. He has also authored pieces in numerous other newspapers and magazines including the Globe and Mail and National Post.