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democracy



  • How America Ends

    by Yoni Appelbaum

    A tectonic demographic shift is under way. Can the country hold together?


  • A History of Why Trump Abandoned the Kurds

    by Ed Simon

    That the Kurds are associated with socialism, anti-fascism, and radical democracy isn’t incidental to Trump’s abandonment of them – it’s the reason why he has.


  • Lebanon’s Chance for Change

    by James Stocker

    Lebanon has a long history of internal crisis and protest. It is tempting to see the same potential for instability in the latest rounds of protests in Lebanon, but this time, there may be something truly different.


  • 1933 May Be Closer than We Think

    by Frank Domurad

    Increasing cultural, social and political continuities between Weimar and America should give us serious concern in assessing the fate of these two democracies as part of an analogous historical phenomenon.



  • Why the United States is not a true democracy

    by Van Gosse

    Since the Civil War, a series of constitutional amendments, acts of Congress, and Supreme Court decisions have extended the right to vote, but always through negative prohibitions on what a state or locality may do.



  • Voter Restrictions Have Deep History in Texas

    by Laurie B. Green

    Texas’ speedy ratification of the 19th Amendment represents a beacon for women’s political power in the U.S., but a critical assessment of the process it took to win it tells us far more about today’s political atmosphere and cautions us to compare the marketing of voting rights laws with their actual implications.