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Apr
18

Last Night’s Cafe: The Future for Wales – Democracy

The value of democracy is one of the central articles of faith of our society. Yet in complex societies like ours, the power to determine our own fate may often seem beyond our grasp – except when we go to the ballot box, and even then we find ourselves asking whether the choice we have [...]

Apr
07

Next Cafe: The Future for Wales – Democracy

Democracy, said the 18th century political philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau, is a form of government where the ‘general will’ is sovereign. That is, democracies are different from other forms of government because they are governed in the interest of all the people and the laws that exist in them apply equally to all. But who gets [...]

Mar
17

The Freedom of the Internet: Audio Available

“Third Tuesday” again, and around 65 people crowded into the Cafe bar to hear Frank Langbein and Peter Burnap offer some thoughts on the wider social significance of the internet – how it is remoulding social relationships, granting never-before dreamed of access to reams of information, and perhaps offering new opportunities for democracy. A key [...]

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