Democracy's Midlife Crisis

Democracy's Midlife Crisis

Deep Background with Noah Feldman - July 21, 2019 - 34:08

Cambridge professor David Runciman thinks that democracy is in an midlife crisis. He also thinks that might not be bad.

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Every story has a backstory, even in today's 24-hour news cycle. In Deep Background, Harvard Law School professor and Bloomberg View columnist Noah Feldman will bring together a cross-section of expert guests to explore the historical, scientific, legal, and cultural context that help us understand what's really going on behind the biggest stories in the news.