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Written by Jonathan Schlefer 15 March 2021

“A citizenry with less interest in power than in preserving democracy is the safeguard of last resort...the problem of polarization in the United States began not with voters but with political elites who drove their bases to extremes. The more directly responsive government can be made to the people, the safer democracy will be” (Jonathan Schlefer, 2021).

Publisher: Foreign Affairs

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Categories: Tools of Democracy, Liberal Democracy