Conservative Notes on Democracy

Voters at a polling place at John Jay College in New York, November 6, 2012. (Chip East/Reuters)
Are Republicans really anti-democratic? It’s complicated.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE A re we not democrats? John Ganz alleges that “it’s very difficult to seriously maintain that the modern GOP and Conservative movement, either in ideology or in practice, is substantially committed to majority rule” and that “the entire ideological edifice of Conservatism at this point is just a sustained attack on the principle of majority rule, either through open rejection of its legitimacy or a more subtle redefinition of democracy into something unrecognizable.”

Ganz’s short essay is probably among the strongest restatements of a case that is becoming the most common indictment of Republicans among the most voracious consumers of political media


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