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TAGS: Alain Locke; Democracy; Governance; Philosophy
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Long presentation in slide format on the history and influence of Alain Locke.
Presented at the Martha Root Memorial Lecture Series, Chautauqua Institution, Lake Chautauqua, New York (August 12 2007).

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Alain Locke:
Bahá'í Principles and the Salvation of Democracy

by Christopher Buck

Abstract: The Chautauqua Institution is a center for the arts, education, and religion. This presentation focuses on Alain Locke's philosophy of democracy in nine dimensions, with corresponding references to statements by the Bahá’í International Community, the Bahá’í Writings, and by the Universal House of Justice on the positive aspects of democracy as good governance. Alain Locke, who joined the Bahá'í Faith in 1918 (the same year that he was awarded his PhD in philosophy from Harvard University) has provided a greatly expanded framework for democracy studies, in what may be considered to be a comprehensive view of democracy in its various economic, social, cultural and religious applications.
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