Will the US become a multiracial democracy or cease to be a democracy?
On this edition of Your Call, we speak with Harvard professors Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, authors of How Democracies Die, a bestselling book that offered a framework for understanding these volatile times.
In their forthcoming book, The Tyranny of the Minority, they explain how the US Constitution makes us uniquely vulnerable to attacks from within, by enabling minority rule. They argue the US will either become a multiracial democracy or cease to be a democracy at all.
Daniel Ziblatt, Eaton Professor of Government at Harvard University, and director of a Transformations of Democracy research group at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center in Berlin, Germany
Steven Levitsky, David Rockefeller Professor of Latin American Studies, Professor of Government, and Director of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University
The Guardian: This is how democracies die
The New Yorker: The Supreme Court Case That Could Upend Elections
The New Republic: How a Democracy Dies
The New York Times: End Minority Rule