The decline of American democracy won't be televised

The decline of American democracy won't be televised

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We imagine democratic failure will start with a spectacular event: a military coup or the declaration of martial law. But in a country like the U.S., democratic backsliding will likely to start off looking a lot more normal -- with slow, legal attacks on our democratic institutions. It's the kind of thing that won't generate many news headlines -- at least not until it's too late.

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