Democracy: freedom or tyranny?

Claire took part in an online panel debate at the IAI’s festival, HowTheLightGetsIn. Should we try and admit that there is some sort of hypocrisy inherent in liberal democracy as it does not always give a voice to all? Can and should we change our political system so that it represents the entire spectrum of voter interest? Or would this be yet another unfairness?

Dutch Historian Rutger Bregman and journalist and author Kenneth Cukier joined Claire on the panel to discuss whether we live under a tyranny of the majority. British historian Rana Mitter was the host.

Watch the discussion on the IAI Player (requires subscription, first month free).