Sunday Reading: The State of American Democracy
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From The New Yorker's archive: pieces by Jill Lepore, Caleb Crain, Jelani Cobb, and Roger Angell about American democracy and people who have tried to strengthen it.
This year, the anniversary of American independence has arrived at a moment when more and more Americans are speaking out about injustice. The protests across the country are of enormous significance. They signal a real shift in thinking about racism, American history, and national institutions. This week, we're bringing you a selection of pieces about the state of our democracy. In "The Last Time Democracy Almost Died," Jill Lepore writes about the nineteen-thirties, when political leaders of all stripes raised concerns about the future…
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