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  • Leon Panetta and John Negroponte Discuss the Future of Democracy
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    Global Democracies

    Former Defense Secretary and CIA Director Leon Panetta and former Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte were among the speakers at a Washington Post discussion on the future of…

  • After Words with Jonah Goldberg
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    After Words with Jonah Goldberg

    Syndicated columnist Jonah Goldberg argued that tribalism, populism, and nationalism are threatening American democracy. He’s interviewed by John Podhoretz, editor of Commentary magazine.…

  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones, Part 1

    Telephone lines were open for viewer calls and social media comments on a question about new poll data from the Democracy Project showing that Americans are losing faith in democracy: “Where does your…

  • emSuicide of the Westem
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    Suicide of the West

    Syndicated columnist Jonah Goldberg argued that tribalism, populism, and nationalism are threatening American democracy.

  • Social Medias Role in Democracy
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    Social Media's Role in Democracy

    Katie Harbath, Facebook’s director of global politics and government outreach, was among the speakers at a discussion on the role of social media in democracy. Participants talked about the…

  • Senator Marco Rubio Conference on the Americas Speech
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    Senator Marco Rubio Conference on the Americas Speech

    Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) spoke at the 48th annual Washington Conference on the Americas. He talked about challenges to and opportunities for democratic order in the region.

  • Author Interviewed by Former CIA Dir on Threats to Democracy
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    War and Democracy

    Author and philosopher A.C. Grayling spoke about the influences on war and democracy. He discussed contemporary threats to democracies relating to populism and authoritarianism, including…

  • Author Discussion on Democracy
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    Author Discussion on Democracy

    New America Foundation’s Yascha Mounk, MIT professor Daron Acemoglu and Politbot co-founder Mara Ramirez discuss the fate of democracy.

  • Author Discussion on Government
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    Author Discussion on Government

    Authors David Goldfield, The Gifted Generation, and Nancy MacLean, Democracy in Chains, talked about the good and bad aspects of American democracy. They spoke at the Virginia Festival of…

  • emHow Democracies Dieem
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    How Democracies Die

    Harvard professors Steve Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt examined the causes that lead to breakdowns in democracies around the world.

  • Challenges to Freedom and Democracy
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    Challenges to Freedom and Democracy

    Former Housing Secretary Mel Martinez joined Jean Case, the CEO of the Case Foundation, for a panel discussion about challenges to freedom and democracy. Other panelists included National…

  • Ambassador Haley and Secretaries Albright and Rice Discuss US Role in the World
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    Ambassador Haley at Freedom and Security Forum

    U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said Russian interference in American elections is warfare. She spoke on a panel with former Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and Condoleezza…

  • EJ Dionne and Newt Gingrich Debate Future of American Democracy
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    Munk Debate on President Trump and American Democracy

    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) and Kimberly Strassel debated E.J. Dionne and Andrew Sullivan at the bi-annual Munk Debates in Toronto. The topic of the debate was the Trump…

  • emFrom Democracy to Freedomem and emNo Wall They Can Buildem
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    From Democracy to Freedom and No Wall They Can Build

    Contributors to the books From Democracy to Freedom: The Difference Between Government and Self-Determination and No Wall They Can Build: A Guide to Borders and Migration Across North…

  • Timothy Snyder Discusses emOn Tyrannyem
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    On Tyranny

    Professor Timothy Snyder talked about his book On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century, in which he reflects on how many democracies failed throughout Europe during the 20th…

  • emDemocracyem
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    Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice talked about her book Democracy: Stories from the Long Road to Freedom, in which she looks at democracy around the world.

  • Nationalism Liberalism and Democracy
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    Nationalism, Liberalism, and Democracy

    Sohrab Ahmari delivered remarks on illiberalism, or the erosion of the liberal order in politics. Mr. Ahmari shared his views on how nationalism, global insecurity, and identity politics…

  • Matt Taibbi Discusses emInsane Clown Presidentem
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    Insane Clown President

    Matt Taibbi talked about his book Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the 2016 Circus, in which he recounts the 2016 Presidential election cycle and examines the democratic process and…

  • Representative Adam Schiff DCA Delivers Remarks at the Brookings Institution
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    Congress and Democracy Around the World

    House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Adam Schiff (D-CA) delivered remarks one day after his committee heard testimony on Russian tampering in the U.S. presidential election. He spoke about the…

  • British Youth Parliament Debate How to Build a Better Kinder Democracy
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    Annual British Youth Parliament Debate, A Better Democracy

    More than 300 members of the United Kingdom’s youth parliament, ages 11 to 18, gathered in the British House of Commons for their annual debate of five topics being considered for their national…

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