Democracy dies when labor unions do
- September 18, 2019
- Shawn Rosenberg, poli sci, New York Magazine, Sept. 18, 2019
Politico recently summarized UC Irvine political scientist Shawn Rosenberg’s rendition of this argument: “[Democracy] requires a lot from those who participate in it. It requires people to respect those with different views from theirs and people who don’t look like them. It asks citizens to be able to sift through large amounts of information and process the good from the bad, the true from the false. It requires thoughtfulness, discipline and logic. Unfortunately, evolution did not favor the exercise of these qualities in the context of a modern mass democracy.”
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