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Is it important to live in a democracy?

Charlotte Le

International School of London, Qatar

High School

Greek thought has triggered a fire which enabled us to create a colossal cauldron bubbling and crackling with our own thoughts of a system that has shed the blood of millions who have tried to protect or prevent it – democracy. 

Democracy is a notable form of governance since actions are dependent on collective choices of a country rather than a single…

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In the second podcast in The Crack-Up series, which looks at how 1919 shaped the modern world, historian Ted Widmer talks to Harvard's Professor Lisa McGirr about Prohibition's roots in anti-immigrant sentiment and its enforcement, in some cases, by the Ku Klux Klan. Plus, they discuss the Eighteenth Amendment's connections to World War I and the rise of the modern American state.

After Katowice: Three Civil Society Strategies for Ratcheting Up Climate Ambition

The recent climate conference in Katowice, Poland was a milestone for the Paris Agreement, and it points to the role NGOs can play in encouraging states to ratchet up climate ambition.

1919 & the Crack Up, with Ted Widmer

Created and hosted by Carnegie Council Senior Fellow Ted Widmer, "The Crack-Up" is a special podcast series about the events of 1919, a year that in many ways shaped the 20th century and the modern world. And throughout 2019, "The New York Times" will be running long features on the legacy of 1919. These videos explain why 1919 was such an important year, what "the crack-up" means, and previews upcoming essays and podcasts.

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