American democracy is under threat. But what is that threat, exactly?
Leading Democrats, many academics, liberal commentators, and left-leaning activists agree: American democracy is in grave peril. It’s besieged on all sides, the threats culminating so far in Donald Trump’s attempt to steal the 2020 presidential election from Joe Biden. More tumult likely lies ahead.
But there’s a surprising amount of murkiness about what, exactly, this peril entails — and what can and should be done about it.
Several dark scenarios for the future have been posed, but each is quite different. One is the threat of a stolen election — Republicans could...