Healthy, effective democracies depend on educated, engaged citizens and a balance of power among well-functioning branches of government. When these conditions deteriorate, the health of a democracy can backslide. Some say the events of the past few years, including the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol and its aftermath, indicate that American democracy is weakening. Citizen engagement in politics is at an all-time high, however, leading others to conclude that U.S. democracy has actually grown stronger. Listen to hear more and then debate: Is U.S. democracy at risk?
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