Democracy

Countering Nationalist Oligarchy

The real threat to liberal democracy isn’t authoritarianism—it’s nationalist oligarchy. Here’s how American foreign policy should change.

By Ganesh Sitaraman

Reconstructing Democracy

Might the Trump presidency be propeling us toward a Third Reconstruction?

By K. Sabeel Rahman

Saving Democracy in the Digital Age

Big tech poses an existential threat to our democracy; the time for self-regulation must end.

By Clara Hendrickson

An End to Spoiler Candidates

If more states adopted ranked-choice voting, far fewer elections would include unsatisfactory, binary choices and minority-backed winners.

By Dave Daley

The Populist Danger

Yes, democracy and pluralism must rein in populism. But do they even exist now in strong enough form?

By Jan-Werner Müller