Democracy: The More Boring, the Better

By Chris Walsh Originally published in the George W. Bush Presidential Center blog here. Republished with their permission. Democracy: The More Boring, the Better Democracy is an awesome system of governance, but it should be mostly dull in practice.   “Democracy doesn’t look like a giant crowd shouting its demands through bullhorns,” The Dispatch’s Jonah Goldberg... Continue Reading →

Richard Wike Asked Citizens in 19 Countries Whether Social Media is Good for Democracy

Richard Wike is director of global attitudes research at Pew Research Center. He conducts research and writes about international public opinion on a variety of topics, such as America’s global image, the rise of China, democracy, and globalization. His latest report (coauthored with Laura Silver, Janell Fetterolf, Christine Huang, Sarah Austin, Laura Clancy and Sneha... Continue Reading →

Why Democracies Defeat Aggressive Autocracies

Become a Patron! Order Steven Levitsky and Lucan Way's Revolution and Dictatorship: The Violent Origins of Durable Authoritarianism. Available for sale this week. Make a one-time Donation to Democracy Paradox. Why Democracies Defeat Aggressive Autocracies Over the weekend the Ukrainian army turned the tide of the war with a successful counteroffensive. They secured about 1,000... Continue Reading →

Democracy Books on Audible

Become a Patron! Democracy Books on Audible New students interested in the study of democracy may find themselves overwhelmed. Writers publish interesting new titles every week. So, it's difficult just to keep up and even harder to build a foundation of the classics at the same time. I recommend the use of audiobooks as a... Continue Reading →

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