Why is democracy under siege throughout the West? How much of the story is cultural or racial, and how much is economic? And can the slide into authoritarianism be reversed? I think it can. In the course of researching these issues, I took a deeper look at the remarkable three decades after World War II, […]
is a journalist, writer, and economist, and author of nine books, most recently A Presidency at Risk. He is the co-founder and current co-editor of The American Prospect, created in 1990, and a senior fellow at the think tank Demos. He was a twenty¬year columnist for Business Week and continues to write columns in The Boston Globe. He is one of five co-founders of the Economic Policy Institute, and currently serves on its board of directors. He has taught at Brandeis, Boston University, University of Massachusetts Boston, and Harvard’s Institute of Politics.