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.
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.