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Are societies bending away from democracy? Plus the U.S. refugee-resettlement cap, new allegations against Larry Nassar, and more
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Democracy, Now: The America of today may not have been what the Founders envisioned or prepared for, with technology platforms inflaming online discourse and national politics stretching into unprecedented partisanship: “We are living, in short, in a Madisonian nightmare,” writes Jeffrey Rosen. Is American democracy itself in crisis? Does Europe offer—where America might be headed? , writes Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer.

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