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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

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