Democracy in Danger

Saving the rule of the people — one episode at a time.

Democracy in Danger JTerm 2021 Signature Course

Signature J-Term Course offering: January 2021

HIST 2559/MDST 2559 Democracy in Danger
Faculty: Will Hitchcock and Siva Vaidhyanathan. (History and Media Studies)

Democracy is in trouble today. Why? This course explores the growing threats to democracy in the United States and globally. Topics include:  the impact of xenophobia, racism and radical nationalism on democracy; the rise of far-right media; the growth of White Power militias; legal barriers against voting, immigration and citizenship; as well as the impact of social media and cyber-based disinformation.


New Curriculum: Social & Economic Systems
Traditional Curriculum: Historical Studies

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