Events | Lecture Tour Frido Mann: "Democracy Will Win" — Long Beach

Long Beach | October 9, 2019

Photo: Thomas Elsner

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. 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.

Following in his grandfather's tracks, Frido Mann is going to give lectures in numerous places in the United States and Canada. He will address the current crisis in the American and European democracies and the need for their restoration, on the basis of transatlantic dialogue.

Frido Mann was born in 1940 in Monterey/California. He studied music, catholic theology, and psychology and worked as a clinical psychologist in in Münster, Leipzig and Prague. Frido Mann was the executive director of the Institute for Medical Psychology at the University of Münster. 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). He is 2019 Honorary Fellow at Thomas Mann House. In August 2018, S. Fischer published "Das Weiße Haus des Exils" (The White House of Exile) about the Thomas Mann House in Los Angeles.



California State University, Long Beach
Long Beach, CA

October 9, 2019


This event is part of a Lecture Tour of Professor Mann. It is made possible by the support of the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung.

  • September 20: New York City
  • September 23 and 24: Brandeis University
  • September 26: Denver
  • September 27: Kansas City
  • October 1: Washington DC
  • October 4: Portland
  • October 8: Los Angeles
  • October 9: Long Beach
  • October 10: Berkeley
  • October 12: San Francisco
  • October 15–25: Dartmouth College
  • October 29: Toronto

A part of "Wunderbar Together: Germany and the U.S."


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