Democracy has bigger problems than disrespectful disagreement

More meaningful structural changes are needed to address the rot

In a recent piece in Commonwealth, Adam Hinds argues that “Strengthening democracy takes compromise…” Well, of course it does. Citing “hyper-partisan invective,” Hinds points to a lack of compromise for the rapid decline of democracy we are now witnessing. Marriage, too, requires compromise. But when even one partner in a marriage betrays or abuses and(...)

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