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How To Save A Constitutional Democracy

  • Publication: University of Chicago Press

10/1/2018, Tom Ginsburg, University of Chicago Press

Cover of How To Save A Constitutional Democracy

How to Save a Constitutional Democracy (w. Aziz H. Huq) (University of Chicago Press, 2018)

"Democracies are in danger. Around the world, a rising wave of populist leaders threatens to erode the core structures of democratic self rule.  In the United States, the election of Donald Trump marked decisive turning point for many. What kind of president calls the news media "the enemy of the American people," or sees a moral equivalence between violent neo-Nazi protesters in paramilitary formation and residents of a college town defending the racial and ethnic diversity of their homes? Yet, whatever our concerns about the current president, we can be assured that the Constitution offers safeguards to protect against lasting damage – or can we?"

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