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...

Listening to One Another

 At The Harvard Gazette, Liz Mineo talks to Jane Mansbridge: GAZETTE: How might we get citizens who are so polarized to listen to one another? MANSBRIDGE: One proven practice is the technique of citizens’ assemblies or deliberative polls. These are groups of citizens...