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Democracy Will Win – A lecture by Frido Mann
22. Januar um 19:00 - 20:30
Following in his grandfather’s tracks, Frido Mann gave lectures in more than a dozen cities in the United States and Canada as a fellow of the German Federal Foreign Office. He addressed the current crises in the American and European democracies and the need for their restoration on the basis of a transatlantic dialogue. Born in the United States, Frido Mann sensed the democratic creed of his parents and grandparents from childhood on. They had managed to leave Europe for the U.S. just in time before the outbreak of WWII. During his extended lecture tours, Thomas Mann, Frido’s grandfather, addressed his American audiences with his speech “The Coming Victory of Democracy,” warning of the dangers of fascism for a liberal democracy: “the social renewal of democracy is the presupposition and the guarantee of its victory.” Frido Mann will hold his lecture first and then engage in a dialogue with the audience.
Frido Mann was born in 1940 in Monterey, California. He studied music, Catholic theology and psychology and worked as a clinical psychologist in Münster, Leipzig, and Prague. He now lives in Munich and works as a freelance writer. His recent publications are An die Musik. Ein autobiographischer Essay (Ode to Music: An Autobiographical Essay) and – together with Christine Mann – Es werde Licht. Die Einheit von Geist und Materie in der Quantenphysik (Let there be Light: The Union of Spirit and Matter in Quantum Physics). In August 2018, S. Fischer published Das Weiße Haus des Exils (The White House of Exile) about the Thomas Mann House in Los Angeles.
This lecture is the second part of a twofold event with the Monacensia. Frido Mann presents his German lecture on January 21, 2020 at the Monacensia. More information will follow soon.