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LIFE@Lynchburg: Is This the Twilight of Democracy?

November 29, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presented by Edward DeClair.

It seems odd (alarmist or dramatic or quaint or maybe even prescient) to question the viability of democracy as a means to organize man’s political interactions. But, we need to remember that the American experience with democracy is a young experiment in the history of humankind. American democracy, despite what we may have been taught in school, is a fragile concept that is always evolving. Threats to the democratic experiment have always existed. But, in recent years, democracies in many states are under pressure. Let’s discuss the threats to American democracy and examine those threats in a comparative perspective.

The University of Lynchburg’s LIFE@Lynchburg program offers not-for-credit learning opportunities for community members age 50 and older. The program features weekly presentations on a variety of engaging topics, taught by current and retired faculty and staff members or area educators and presenters.

Our payment and membership options and benefits provide access to a range of on-campus amenities.

  • Semester pass: $85
  • Semester Virtual Membership: $49
  • Annual Membership: $150
  • Annual Virtual Membership: $79
  • Single Event Pass: $12

Learn more about our different membership options.


November 29, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Sarah M. Rhodes

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