The American government hosted a global conference called the Summit for Democracy in early January. We discussed it at the time with Pat Byrne, a long-time socialist activist and historian. Today, after a few weeks have passed and all of the emotions have played out in the media, we can address the event’s outcomes in an assertive and political manner.
Was the American leadership’s summit a success or a failure? What are the long-term implications of the Summit for Democracy for democracy? Why is there a democracy crisis in the United States in particular?
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