Many Americans are unhappy with politics. How do we change that?
In his book Two Cheers for Politics: Why Democracy Is Flawed, Frightening—and Our Best Hope, author Jedediah Purdy argues that political polarization, dehumanization of politican opponents, and the generally heated political climate is actually a result of too little democracy, not too much.
He joined The 21st to talk about the discontent Americans across the political spectrum have been feeling with our system of government and what can be done to revitalize faith in democracy.
Author, Two Cheers for Politics: Why Democracy Is Flawed, Frightening—and Our Best Hope | Raphael Lemkin Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law
My review of Jedediah Purdy’s engaging new book. He argues, I write, that we need— EJ Dionne (@EJDionne) September 23, 2022
a new ecology of democracy. If we require clean air and clean water to preserve life, we need a degree of social solidarity, trust and genuine equality to save democracy. https://t.co/kwvGIcKmox
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