Democratic Deliberation

Nathan Gardels at Noema: “The growing gap between the governed and their governments cannot be filled by our representative systems alone,” Kalypso Nicolaïdis writes in Noema this week. “What we need is a more continuous dynamic, a permanent commitment to democratic...

Freedom Train

David Dreier, “Freedom Train,” World Affairs Vol. 172, No. 1 (SUMMER 2009), pp. 54-63. We have come a long way since 1989, that year of miracles when we felt, at least for a brief moment, that something fundamental about human freedom had been decided and...

How Democracies Die

David Smith at The Guardian: “There was a momentary sigh of relief but the level of anxiety is actually strangely higher now than in 2016 in the sense that it’s not just about one person but there are broader structural issues,” said Daniel Ziblatt, co-author of How...