Are democracies failing? Academic Dean Archon Fung talks about the importance of preserving democracy.

More than two-thirds of American millennials are more fearful than hopeful about the future, according to the Institute of Politics’ Fall 2017 Youth Voter Survey. Polling Director John Della Volpe discusses the latest survey results, and what the data is telling us about young people and their attitudes about media, politics, and race relations. 

Venezuela: A Cautionary Tale?

There are surprisingly few examples of established democracies that have let their democratic institutions slip away, but Venezuela is considered a prime example. Francisco Marquez Lara MPP 2012 became part of the story when authorities found a small stack of political flyers under the seat of his car in 2016. For this offense, he was arrested and held as a political prisoner for four months.


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