Taking off this weekend for a writing retreat. Planning on working on a book idea I’ve got about threats to our democratic system. Not threats to the nation or the world, necessarily, but to our actual system of governance: representational democracy. Here are some threats I see —
- Dishonest and/or distrusted elections
- Influence of money in elections and governance
- Declining role of journalism
- Rise of corporate power
- Loss of civil liberties
If you read this and have ideas or suggestions, feel free to add them in the comments or to email me. Still working through the outline in my mind, and open to other threats I haven’t considered.