Reassessing US democracy: Stronger, but not out of the woods
After a relatively smooth midterm election, America’s democracy seems less vulnerable to a crisis of legitimacy than many had feared. But experts still warn of anti-democratic trends.Is American democracy more resilient than we thought? Or has it just won a temporary reprieve?
Three weeks after elections in which democracy itself seemed to be on the ballot, those questions still hang in the air.
Before the midterms, warnings of an impending democratic crackup were rife. Most centered on Trump-backed candidates running for offices that oversee elections who said they wouldn’t have...