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It would feel like having a future: On what democracy might be.


Capitalism is anti-democratic in the sense that it, by its very design, concentrates wealth and power. So you have this engine of inequality that's trying to sit uncomfortably alongside a political system founded on political equality. So the economic inequality that capitalism necessarily creates is just antithetical to the political equality that democracy demands.

Filmmaker Astra Taylor explores the big questions around democracy in the 21st century - as the framework of the 20th century liberal order collapses, a public raised on the precarious edges of capitalism is looking for new answers to the old dilemma of which people get what power.

Astra's new film is What Is Democracy?. The film is out now / soon depending on the city.

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Astra Taylor

Astra Taylor is a filmmaker, writer, and political organizer.


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