Can American Democracy Survive?
The day ended with a somewhat grim discussion on ‘Can American Democracy Survive?’ with Michael Tomasky, the new editor of The New Republic and longtime editor of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas. “We’re in a dangerous point,” said Tomasky. “Donald Trump is gone, and he’s out of our brains…but you and I don’t know what those January 6 plotters are doing today.”
His tone didn’t lighten as he continued: “It’s very clear that our Constitution, which we were all raised to revere and all that stuff, doesn’t work” He did at least say various reforms being discussed could potentially bolster democracy.