Women’s rights leader and suffragette Susan B. Anthony was born February 15, 1820 and never got to vote herself
Election History articles on Democracy Chronicles
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Ancient Greece had its own debate around journalistic integrity and what we now are calling post truth politics
The number of votes the Greens got in Michigan and Wisconsin exceeded the gap between Clinton and Trump
On Martin Luther King’s Day, I’d like to share this poem, which I have shared before but which I find so striking not only for its beauty but also for its essence of simplicity. If things could only be this way!
PEN America’s literary protest brought together hundreds of writers and artists, including Amy Goodman, alongside thousands of New Yorkers on the birthday of Civil Rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr.
Emergency motions filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals seek to postpone the presidential inauguration
Wikileaks cables provide a peek into the American view of Equatorial Guinea’s government in recent years: of the terrible corruption, unseemly ruling family, and general embarrassment to know.
The representative democracy has evolved from human development but is not the goal. In fact, at the moment, it is blocking it. It has been transformed into a representative power, a shackle holding us back.
As the end of the year approaches, I am finally beginning to confront the death of Fidel Castro, who changed the course of my life forever. My relationship with him — even as an absence — has always been complex.
If cushy exile is not automatic, when the retirement plan may not include a comfy villa, but rather a cell in The Hague or a Cambodian war crimes trial, why wouldn’t a dictator dig in his heels, garrison, and become more brutal?