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From Andrew Sullivan’s essay on two new books about the impeachment process:
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The founders knew that without a virtuous citizenry, the Constitution was a mere piece of paper and, in Madison’s words, “no theoretical checks — no form of government can render us secure.” Franklin was blunter in forecasting the moment we are now in: He believed that the American experiment in self-government “can only end in despotism, as other forms have done before it, when the people become so corrupted as to need despotic government, being incapable of any other.” You can impeach a president, but you can’t, alas, impeach the people.
Andrew Marantz’s New Yorker article about Cass Sunstein’s essay, Conspiracy Theories, summarizes Sunstein’s ideas about conspiracy theorists. The article also chronicles people’s response to Sunstein’s ideas. 564 more words