The Noble Lie: American Democracy and Alternatives

It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.” — Mark Twain, on western liberal democracies

Introduction: Democracy under duress

The sanctity of our democracy has recently entered widespread public consciousness in the US. Election meddling and collusion by a foreign entity has stirred up concerned citizens. The National State Police (F.B.I) continues…