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The Next Great Experiment

Technology is changing the way people think about—and participate in—democratic society. What does that mean for democracy?
Source: Zak Bickel / The Atlantic

We are witnessing, on a massive scale, diminishing faith in institutions of all kinds. People don’t trust the government. They don’t trust banks and other corporations. They certainly don’t trust the news media.

At the same time, we are living through a period of

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