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Author Says Populist Leaders Are Undermining Democracy


Tom Ginsburg is a University of Chicago professor of law and political science who fears that democracies are in trouble around the world. A bumper crop of nationalistic and populist leaders are now challenging democratic norms.

In the United States, President Donald Trump repeatedly calls the press “the enemy of the people” – a phrase once used by Stalin.

Are the Constitution and its system of checks and balances enough to safeguard American Democracy?

That’s the subject of the new book “How to Save a Constitutional Democracy,” co-authored by Ginsburg, who joins us in discussion.

Read the intro to the book.


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