From economic inequality to racial injustice and political polarization, the deck seems to be stacked against rebuilding America’s social fabric.
Peter Pomerantsev is one of the people trying to figure out how to make the Internet more democratic and combat disinformation.
Our guests this week offer a framework for effective nonviolent organizing by trapping authority figures between a rock and a hard place.
Our guest this week argues that, much like democracy itself, public education is an ideal that we’ve never quite lived up to.
Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner discusses the promise and peril of institutional reform and how he built a coalition of voters.
How Republican legislators are pushing shortened mail-in voting windows, expanded voter ID requirements, and other cumbersome administrative changes.
Democracy is in crisis and the only way out of it is to double down on democratic reforms while wrestling with our complicated past.
“The Consumer Citizen” by Ethan Porter generated more discussion among the Democracy Works team than any book we’ve read recently. Tune in to hear why.
How the United States responds to these threats touches on some of democracy’s most basic tensions. We explore those tensions this week.
Journalist, author, and historian Anne Applebaum says that democracy is not like running water — something that we know will always be there.