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Democracy: Always Up For Debate 11

Democracy should be a pretty simple idea. But since its invention, societies have struggled with how to truly deliver power to the people. New School professor James Miller joins us to tell the stories of how cultures through the ages have tried – and often failed – to implement democracy, which he writes about in “Can Democracy Work? A Short History of a Radical Idea, from Ancient Athens to Our World” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux).