Can Democracy Survive Today’s American Public?

Our democratic institutions are fighting to survive, but we are no longer a democratic people

Declaration of Independence, by John Trumbull, 1819, depicting the Committee of Five (John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert Livingston) presenting their draft to the Second Continental Congress on June 28, 1776, Wikipedia, public domain. Plus: January 6 insurrectionist walks out with Nancy Pelosi’s lectern, Washington Post.

Where We Stand Today

Commentators tend to talk about democracy in America as if it is something we have now but we are about to lose. I propose we look at the question differently:

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Steve Genco

Steve Genco

Steve is author of Intuitive Marketing (2019) & Neuromarketing for Dummies (2013). He holds a PhD in Political Science from Stanford University.