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Presented By: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+)

Comparing Transitions to Democracy in 18th Century France and 20th Century South Africa

This Study Group will be online.

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In comparing transitions to democracy in late 18th century France and late 20th century South Africa, this study group will explore some of the fundamental factors that may determine the viability of democracy in a given society.

Why were black and white South Africans able to cobble together the relatively peaceful resolution of their political conflicts that consistently eluded supposedly enlightened 18th century Frenchmen? Why was a process of negotiation successful in South Africa but largely absent from the French Revolution? What role did political leadership, in particular that of Nelson Mandela, play in shaping these distinct outcomes?

This study group led by Barry Shapiro, emeritus professor of history, will meet for eight Tuesdays beginning February 23.

Preregistration is required via the OLLI website or phone. A link to access the study group will be e-mailed to you approximately one week prior to the first session.
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  • $45

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February 23, 2021 (Tuesday) 1:00pm
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