Jamelle Bouie: What's The Matter With American Democracy? (Goldman Memorial Lectures, Part I)


“What’s the Matter with American Democracy?”: Part I of the Joanna Jackson Goldman Memorial Lectures.

The missing ingredient in American democracy is political equality, the idea that all citizens are of equal weight, even if they aren’t of equal voice. It’s not just that political equality is essential if Americans ever hope to realize the potential of their democracy, but that the absence of political equality from our institutions is part of what has warped our political system into something which struggles to express our democratic values.


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