|Villa Aurora / Thomas Mann House is excited to announce new contributions to their ongoing 55 Voices for Democracy video series: Fellows Birte Meier and Claus Leggewie, as well as novelist Alexandra Kleeman address the pressing issues of democracy from the Thomas Mann House.|
The series 55 Voices for Democracy is inspired by the 55 BBC radio addresses Thomas Mann delivered from his home in California to thousands of listeners in Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, and the occupied Netherlands and Czechoslovakia between October 1940 and November 1945.
In his monthly addresses, Mann spoke out strongly against fascism, becoming the most significant German defender of democracy in exile. Building on that legacy, 55 Voices brings together internationally-esteemed intellectuals, scientists, and artists to present ideas for the renewal of democracy in our own troubled times.
Visit the 55 Voices for Democracy website for all episodes.