Event — Benjamin Franklin House, London

2016 UK Robert H. Smith Lecture: The Intimate History of Democracy and Money in America

Where: The British Library

96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB 

When: Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 6.30 pm

Details: The American political system in 2016 is awash in billions of dollars, a situation that may well compromise the country’s democratic aspirations. How did this happen? Cambridge University’s Gary Gerstle takes us back to America’s origins and reconstructs the strangely intimate and symbiotic relationship of democracy and money across the whole of the nation’s history.

Cost: £10/£8/£7

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