What are the bedrock things that our democracy rests upon that are failing?
It’s difficult to ignore anger in the United States right now—talking heads battle on cable news, protesters get violent at campaign rallies, and families can’t talk politics around the dinner table. What’s fueling the anger? And how can it be managed? In this episode, panelists Mickey Edwards, Anne-Marie Slaughter, Stephen Carter, and Arthur Brooks explore the variables contributing to an angry America. Edwards blames rhetoric from the presidential candidates, the media, and an education system that increasingly offers fewer lessons on civics and the humanities. “What are the bedrock things that our democracy rests upon that are failing?” he asks.
Mickey EdwardsRodel Fellowships director at the Aspen Institute
Anne-Marie SlaughterPresident and CEO, New America; Professor Emerita, Princeton Universit...
Stephen L. CarterWilliam Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law, Yale University School of La...
Arthur C. BrooksPresident of the American Enterprise Institute