Michael Bérubé and Jennifer Ruth’s new book considers the ideal of academic freedom in the wake of the activism inspired by outrageous police brutality, white supremacy, and the #MeToo movement.
Thomas Main’s new book The Rise of Illiberalism explores the philosophical underpinnings of this toxic political ideology and documents its rise.
Our guest this week says news deserts, misinformation, and information silos are all downstream from a much more fundamental disconnect.
We are talking with an assistant Professor at the University of Washington, and author of the forthcoming book laboratories against democracy.
Michael Rebell joins us to discuss how the courts can and should address the civic empowerment gap and create better civics education for everyone.
New book highlights the use of religious identity to fuel the rise of illiberal, nationalist, and populist democracy.
Penn State’s Jim Piazza returns to the show this week to discuss a new study on why the loser’s consent is a critical part of a healthy democracy.
There’s no shortage of articles about how democracy is doomed. Michael, Chris, and Candis discuss them this week how much weight to give the doomsayers.
We talk about democracy in the context of politics and institutions, but this week’s guest draws from Walt Whitman, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and John Dewey.
It’s our duty as democrats to persevere despite these challenges and push the limits of our imagination about what democracy can and should be.