The American Crisis
Amid assaults against the press and the rise of technology, democracy is in a fragile state. Can it overcome the challenges it faces?
You’ll find an urgent series of stories in
this morning, all centered around a crucial question: Is democracy dying? Start with
’s note about this collection of extraordinary work
JUST POSTED: Is democracy dying? A series from The Atlantic
I’d like to take the morning off and just read this special issue of
from cover to cover, starting with
’s editors’ note.
"The system of government delineated in the Constitution is a concession to the idea that humans are deficient in the science of rational self-governance."
"This issue represents the latest in a series of attempts by The Atlantic to understand the trajectory of democracy and the American idea. Our hope is that you find this a useful guide to a perilous moment." Thoughtful intro-essay from