Heather Cox Richardson: Why I’m Hopeful About Democracy

From a Q and A on foreignpolicy.com by Ravi Agrawal headlined “Heather Cox Richardson: Why I’m Hopeful About Democracy”:

If democracy were purely about elections, one could say that 2024 will be a great year for people power. The world’s four biggest democracies—India, the United States, Indonesia, and Pakistan—will go to the polls at some point in the next year. But the reality is that democracy has been in crisis for years. The signs—which include a weakened press, disputed elections, and the rise of strongman leaders—are clear to see in countries around the world.