A new understanding of how and why early democracy took hold, how modern democracy evolved, and what this teaches us about the future
Jonathan HaidtA key idea for understanding when democracy arises is to look at when leaders need consent and participation in order to govern. Technological advances and development of effective bureaucracy make autocracy easier.
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Political and racial divisions continue polarizing our country, fueling contempt and our addiction to "we-they" thinking. Arthur Brooks offers practical and profound advice for how to counter this culture with compassion, unity and dignity toward...
In the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, we see that the violence of the past is the violence of the present.
Jonathan HaidtI highly recommend this summary of the current state of affairs regarding violence against Black Americans, and the long history of disregard for their lives. By @sandylocks.
It was published four days before George Floyd was killed.