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Happy Dog Takes on the World: Is Democracy Dying?
Tony Ganzer talks with Yascha Mounk, Ph.D., Lecturer in the Department of Government at Harvard University and author of The People vs. Democracy: Why our Freedom is in Danger and How to Save It, on the future of liberal democracy worldwide.
According to Freedom House, from 1973 to 2005, the number of democracies worldwide increased dramatically, however, over the past decade, the organization recorded a decline in global freedom. From India to Turkey, from Poland to Russia, we’ve seen democracy give way to autocracy.
The U.S. was not immune to this trend. For more the 200 years, Americans have held fast to the country’s seemingly impenetrable democratic systems and institutions, in checks and balances, and separation of powers.View more
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