THE INFORMATION APOCALYPSE PART VIII: CIVICS LESSONS

So long as we have enough people in this country willing to fight for their rights, we’ll be called a democracy.  ACLU founder Roger Baldwin Studies, polls, and surveys continue to demonstrate that Americans’ trust in democratic and civil-society institutions is at rock bottom. Given that fact, how can Americans approach upcoming elections with any […]

FORECASTING THE 2019 SOUTH AFRICAN ELECTIONS

Democracy in South Africa is still fairly young. … The people of South Africa are still not enjoying the fruits of prosperity or economic growth As South Africa faces its May 2019 Presidential elections, the nation finds itself at a crossroads. Support for the African National Congress, the party of Mandela that ushered in post-Apartheid […]

SOUTH AFRICA’S ELECTIONS AND THE MATURING OF DEMOCRACY

If [President Mnangagwa] wants a genuine legacy of someone who has restored Zimbabwe to great prominence, he has an opportunity here, but … they have to show us. The elections in South Africa signal a potential turning point in the nation’s politics. Since of end of apartheid, the Africa National Congress, or ANC, has been […]