Democracy

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

The Right Against the Law

So state courts hand down decisions you don’t like. What do you do? If you’re on the right, try to defund the courts.

By James Traub

Democracy Is What We Make of It

In other words, institutions won't save us: We have to save them.

By Nathan Pippenger

Democracy in Peril

What can we learn from other countries where democracy has suffered? Alas, not as much as these authors believe.

By Sanford Levinson

It's Not As Bad As All That

Humans have made more progress in the past 100 years than in all of history before. What does this tell us?

By Charles Kenny