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Delve into Democracy

The table of contents for our new issue.

By Lapham’s Quarterly

Monday, December 21, 2020

The new issue of Lapham’s Quarterly, Democracy, is now available. With original essays by Lewis H. Lapham, Thomas Geoghegan, David Graeber & David Wengrow, William Hogeland, Sisonke Msimang, and Arlene W. Saxonhouse; Voices in Time contributions by Adam of Usk, Inji Aflatun, Ferdowsi, George Gallup, Angelina Grimké, Addie Waites Hunton, Isocrates, Lame Deer, Ursula K. Le Guin, John Lewis, Harpo Marx, Dorothy Thompson, and others; and art by Baiju Kunitoshi, James Gillray, and others.

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Cover of Democracy

Cover | Libertas Americana, Augustin Dupré, 1782
Program Notes | Among the Contributors
Map | American Neoclassic
Preamble | Lewis H. Lapham, Uncivil Liberty

VOICES IN TIME
Revolution
2018: Oxford | Rupert Younger & Frank Partnoy
c. 330 bc: Athens | Aristotle
1966: Accra | John Dramani Mahama
c. 430: Persia | Ferdowsi
1917: Zurich | Vladimir Lenin
1943: London | Simone Weil
1814: Quincy, MA | John Adams
1919: Munich | Max Weber
2012: Tunis | Mouheb Ben Garoui
c. 1866: Amherst, MA | Emily Dickinson
c. 1950: Pacific Ocean | William Golding
1882: Camden, NJ | Walt Whitman
1949: Cairo | Inji Aflatun
2003: Najaf | Ali al-Sistani
1957: United States | Budd Schulberg
1792: Paris | Hilary Mantel
1928: Washington, DC | Harry Atwood
1651: Surrey | Gerrard Winstanley
1970: Santiago | Edward Korry
c. 2300: Urras | Ursula K. Le Guin
1963: Washington, DC | John Lewis

Constitution
2011: National Harbor, MD | Thomas Hofeller
1860: Glasgow | Frederick Douglass
1943: New York City | E.B. White
c. 1451: Onondaga Lake | Great Law of Peace
1920: Virginia | Addie Waites Hunton
1404: Rome | Adam of Usk
c. 1720: Atlantic Ocean | Charles Johnson
1956: London | C.L.R. James
1835: Paris | Alexis de Tocqueville
1970: Selby, VT | Jane J. Mansbridge
c. 925: Baghdad | Al-Farabi
c. 1905: Chiapas | B. Traven
1886: Pittsburgh | Andrew Carnegie
c. 500 bc: Shravasti | Vinaya Pitaka
1919: New York City | W.E.B. Du Bois
c. 1817: Paris | Germaine de Staël
1787: New York City | James Madison
1969: Rosebud Reservation | Lame Deer
c. 1020: Iceland | Snorri Sturluson
1961: Tanganyika | Julius Nyerere
1837: Brookline, MA | Angelina Grimké
1940: Princeton, NJ | George Gallup & Saul Forbes Rae
c. 575 bc: Rome | Dionysius of Halicarnassus
1967: New York City | Martin Luther King Jr.
1517: Venice | Marino Sanudo
1908: London | G.K. Chesterton

Dissolution
2020: Hong Kong | Yi-Ling Liu
1953: East Berlin | Bertolt Brecht
1762: Paris | Jean-Jacques Rousseau
c. 1900: New York City | Harpo Marx
c. 375 bc: Athens | Plato
1966: Anata | Chinua Achebe
c. 355 bc: Athens | Isocrates
1834: Moyamensing, PA | Philadelphia Gazette
1941: New York City | Dorothy Thompson
1880: Washington, DC | Henry Adams
1920: London | Rose Macaulay
1975: New York City | Walter Karp
1918: Tokyo | Ozaki Yukio
c. 1414: France | Christine de Pisan
1982: Chicago | Special Grand Jury
1922: New York City | Walter Lippmann
1791: Paris | Jean-Paul Marat
1940: New York City | W.H. Auden
559 bc: Jin | Zuozhuan
1931: Berlin | Heinrich Mann
2020: Washington, DC | Thomas Frank
1895: Paris | Gustave Le Bon

FURTHER REMARKS
Essays
Hiding in Plain Sight | David Graeber & David Wengrow
Nongoloza’s Ghost | Sisonke Msimang
Our Chief Danger | William Hogeland
A Story of Use and Abuse | Arlene W. Saxonhouse
In the People’s House There Are Many Mansions | Thomas Geoghegan

Departments
Conversations | Miller, Macaulay, Ake
Miscellany | Cooping Poe, Toga Party, Consulta Publica
Glossary | Bossism, Hubbellism, Poll Watcher
Sources | Readings & Art

 

This issue is made possible by a generous grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.