Race lies at the heart of America’s ambivalence towards democracy

Part I. The Horns of the American Dilemma

Following last week’s vivid display of how far the United States had come in its slide towards fascism during the last few years, it’s time to ponder the twin mysteries of our American future. I refer to the questions (1) Will the U.S. ever overcome its white supremacist past? and (2) Will the U.S. ever become a democracy? The two questions are deeply intertwined because so much human suffering on U.S. soil can be traced to its origins in European colonization and…

Louis Putterman

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