Democracy’s Troubles

Twelve Threats to the American Ideal and How We Can Overcome Them

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About the Book

Evidence is accumulating that democracy is under siege—in the United States and around the world. This volume identifies and explains a dozen separate challenges threatening American democracy today. Sorting them into political and social/cultural problems, each challenge is placed in historical context to describe how they work together to undermine the democratic underpinnings of the nation. Opening with a sketch of the historical development of democracy, this book makes the case for improved civic education, rebuilding trust in institutions and leaders, promoting good character and the revitalization of the healthy community. A renewed commitment to our governmental institutions is necessary for us to fulfill democracy’s promise.

About the Author(s)

John E. Miller taught American history at the University of Tulsa and South Dakota State University for three decades. He has written nine books on Midwestern politics and culture and other topics. He lives in Brookings, South Dakota.

Bibliographic Details

John E. Miller
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2020
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8113-9
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3934-5
Imprint: McFarland