Thursday, November 21, 2013
Complaints About the Inadequacy of Democratic Politics are Not New
People have been disenchanted with the workings of American Democracy for much of the twentieth century.
At least this is the argument of David Runciman, professor of politics at the University of Cambridge. Here is a taste of his recent piece at The Chronicle of Higher Education, drawn from his book The Confidence Trap: A History of Democracy in Crisis From World War I to the Present: