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Robin D. G. Kelley on the midterm elections.
The tradition allows private and public life to meet, maintaining a baseline solidarity in civic life.
They may seem the cornerstone of democracy, but in reality they do little to promote it. There's a far better way to empower ordinary citizens: democracy by lottery.
From street demonstrations to song, dance, film, and poetry, women are advancing a long legacy of struggle against authoritarianism in Iran.
The U.S. federal system is flawed as it currently operates, but it is not destined to be unjust.
Noam Chomsky on lies, crimes, and savage capitalism.
Rather than seeking to quash "populism," we should broaden our vision of politics and make democracies more responsive to citizens.
Democratic theory points to two problems: unjust concentrations of power and a flawed theory of knowledge.
In the age of Trump, some progressives have embraced the division of power between state and federal government as a boon to democracy. We should be skeptical.
We must reject the legal liberalism that attempts to cordon off constitutional questions from democratic politics.
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