Talking About Politics Resources
Starting this month we will be posting the resource lists for "Talking About Politics" here on the library blog. You'll be able to access the many of the resources the presenters used when preparing their talks as well as the research sources found to add to the conversation. Stay tuned for our first resource list, "What is the Future of American Democracy."
What is the Future of American Democracy?
Democracy means the rule of the people, but there is little agreement in American politics today about who “the people” are and on who’s behalf they should rule. his conflict has been aggravated by partisan polarization, failing institutions, the weaponization of voting laws, a lack of social trust, the spread of disinformation, and many other factors. Additionally, recent polling indicates that 1 in 5 Americans favor some version of authoritarianism and a quarter of all Americans say that political violence may be necessary to “protect America”. These are some resources compiled for the March 1st discussion led by Professor Rich Holtzman.
Threats to American Democracy
Trust in US Institutions
Elections, Voting Access & Laws