Presented by Edward DeClair.
It seems odd (alarmist or dramatic or quaint or maybe even prescient) to question the viability of democracy as a means to organize man’s political interactions. But, we need to remember that the American experience with democracy is a young experiment in the history of humankind. American democracy, despite what we may have been taught in school, is a fragile concept that is always evolving. Threats to the democratic experiment have always existed. But, in recent years, democracies in many states are under pressure. Let’s discuss the threats to American democracy and examine those threats in a comparative perspective.
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