All of Us Need to Help Revitalize Our Democracy
August 13, 2020
By LEE H. HAMILTON
For The Center Square
Amid all the troubles occupying our attention, one of the more worrisome is also one of the least visible. It is the loss of public faith in the effectiveness of our representative democracy.
Concern over our system as a whole is palpable: that it has trouble responding to the country’s needs, is resistant to reform as society evolves, and continues to perpetuate inequality and social immobility.
Americans increasingly divide themselves into different, often warring, political and cultural camps. Some politicians, including the president, are ben...