Americans Unify vs. Foreign Threats. Can We Unify Without One?

Americans Unify vs. Foreign Threats. Can We Unify Without One?
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In his fascinating review of Yascha Mounk’s The People vs. Democracy (an important book that I’ll have more to say on soon), Shadi Hamid says the book suffers from a last-chapter problem: Its diagnosis of democracy’s ills is persuasive, but its prescription for reform — which rests on technocratic policy ideas and the development of a liberal form of national identity — is wan.

 

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