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Some historians state that the peaceful transition of power marks the major difference between America and other ‘democracies’ such as the Greek Polis and the (early) Roman Republic. 18 more words

Academic Writing

How Democracies Die

Donald Trump’s presidency has raised a question that many of us never thought we’d be asking: Is our democracy in danger? Harvard professors Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt have spent more than twenty years studying the breakdown of democracies in Europe and Latin America, and they believe the answer is yes. 272 more words


#JusJoJan — The Darkness

The Darkness descended and spread across the land. This Darkness was man made, brought about by the ascendancy of a corrupt, heartless, self-serving con man who promised greatness but delivered misery to all but his close inner circle. 156 more words

Flash Fiction

Why social media is terrible for multiethnic democracies

(Source: www.vox.com)

Polarization has defined American politics for several years now. More and more, it seems, Americans are divided over nearly every issue of import — race, immigration, terrorism, trade, social policy. 1,800 more words


Trump’s Threat to Democracy

Two political scientists specializing in how democracies decay and die have compiled four warning signs to determine if a political leader is a dangerous authoritarian: 574 more words


What Machiavelli can teach us about Trump and the decline of liberal democracy

(Source: www.vox.com)

“I’d like to teach them the way to hell, so they can steer clear of it.”

The infamous Italian philosopher Niccolò Machiavelli wrote those words in 1526, near the end of his life. 1,911 more words


Making voting both simple and secure is a challenge for democracies

The US compares relatively poorly with equivalent countries when it comes to voter registration.
Reuters/Bria Hall

Pippa Norris, Harvard University; Sarah Cameron, … 863 more words