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Democracy's new frontline

Episode Summary

Established democracies around the world face deep threats to their authority and reputations. One year on from the U.S. Capitol riot and organized attempts to stop Joe Biden from assuming the presidency, several new opinion polls show that tens of millions of Americans think violence against the government is sometimes necessary. What can be done? In this episode we road-test a proposal for a new Alliance of Democracies, in a panel discussion with key backers of the alliance and a skeptic.

Episode Notes

Established democracies around the world face deep threats to their authority and reputations. One year on from the U.S. Capitol riot and organized attempts to stop Joe Biden from assuming the presidency, several new opinion polls show that tens of millions of Americans think violence against the government is sometimes necessary.

What can be done? In this episode we road-test a proposal for a new Alliance of Democracies, in a panel discussion with key backers of the alliance and a skeptic.