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Today Was A Two-Pronged Attack On Democracy

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January 6, 2021 8:55 p.m.

Longtime TPM Reader DC:

A few thoughts on what we witnessed today from an institutional perspective.

For almost 20 years, I’ve taught a course called Res Publica: A History of Representative Government.  It tries to pin down, historically and philosophically, the kinds of questions we should think about when we call our system of government a “republic” or a ‘democracy” or, most properly, a democratic republic.

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