There's been considerable chatter over the past few years about the crisis of democracy — sometimes more clinically described as a "democratic recession" or "democratic deficit." And for good reason: When Donald Trump stripped the flesh off the American body politic, he revealed a disease that has become endemic throughout the so-called Western world.
This article originally appeared at Salon.
Faith in the power and goodness of democratic self-governance, previously as unchallenged and...
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