Power Transfers and Bloodshed
Why Elections Must Go On

Letting the pandemic disrupt democracies’ regular transfers of power would indeed be a cure far worse than the disease. We must find a way to press on with elections—safely.

Council of Constance
Religion and Politics
The Catholic Invention of Representative Government

Modern representative democracy is unthinkable without innovations pioneered by the medieval Catholic Church.

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Refuting the Doomsayers
Resilient Democracies

Those who look to the interwar period to warn of democratic breakdown today are indulging in a false historical analogy—and drawing far gloomier conclusions than the evidence merits.

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