Western Democracy

  • American Democracy and the Authoritarian Tradition of the West

    Dr. Mario DiNunzio explores the legacy of the enlightenment and the European reaction to the American Revolution.  The west’s fascination with authoritarianism didn’t stop with the American Revolution—or even with the French.  DiNunzio puts that history into context with implications for the rise of new authoritarian movements today. Mario DiNunzio is Emeritus Professor of History at Providence College, where he has taught for many years and he continues to teach … Read More

  • Jamestown Board of Canvassers Fake News Presentation

    Ludes to give “Fake News Presentation” on June 12th at Jamestown Town Hall

    The Jamestown Board of Canvassers will host a “Fake News Presentation” featuring Dr. Jim Ludes, Executive Director of the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, at Salve Regina University, on Tuesday, June 12th, 7 p.m. at the Jamestown Town Hall, 93 Narragansett Avenue, Jamestown. Urban myths and gossip have populated the Internet for a number of years. Even before that, people “in the know,” those with inside information, … Read More