The Christian Science Monitor

Believing in the experiment of democracy, despite the setbacks

If the experiment of American liberal democracy has historically failed to live up to its ideals, why believe in its future? Harvard University historian Jill Lepore grapples with that question in . Less than a year ago, Lepore explored the nation’s contradictions in “These Truths: A History of the United States,” an ambitious one-volume history. “This America,” at close to one-fifth

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from The Christian Science Monitor

The Christian Science Monitor6 min read
Privacy, Accuracy, And The Looming 2020 Census
Census Bureau decision to adopt a more rigorous system to ensure privacy for survey participants has some concerned about the accuracy of data.
The Christian Science Monitor10 min read
Will Hawaii Lead The Renewable Revolution?
Hawaii has positioned itself as a pioneer in the quest to move toward a fossil fuel-free future. Its path may hold lessons for the rest of the U.S.
The Christian Science Monitor5 min readScience
Behind The Climate Hype: Can Models Be Trusted?
Models underpin what we know about how climate change affects our planet. They aren’t perfect, but can they be trusted?