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How to Fix Democracy

Mar 15, 2019

Moisés Naím, distinguished fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, explains the trend of “one vote, one person, one time,” or, how some democratically-elected leaders undermine institutional checks and balances in an attempt to hold onto power indefinitely. Crucially, however, many of these creeping authoritarians are intent on maintaining the appearance of legitimate democracy. Why and how do they do it? And, finally, how does Venezuela demonstrate how disastrous this model can be? Listen to find out.