How Should Democracy Really Work?

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Today, the term is so broad that even countries with seemingly undemocratic political structures still call themselves democracies. So then, what is a democracy?

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Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens
http://scholar.princeton.edu/sites/default/files/mgilens/files/gilens_and_page_2014_-testing_theories_of_american_politics.doc.pdf
“Who governs? Who really rules? To what extent is the broad body of U.S. citizens sovereign, semisovereign, or largely powerless?”

Ancient Greek Democracy
http://www.history.com/topics/ancient-history/ancient-greece-democracy
“In the year 507 B.C., the Athenian leader Cleisthenes introduced a system of political reforms that he called demokratia, or ‘rule by the people.'”

Chomsky: The U.S. Behaves Nothing Like a Democracy, But You’ll Never Hear About It in Our ‘Free Press’
http://www.alternet.org/visions/chomsky-us-poses-number-threats-future-humanity-our-youll-never-hear-about-it-our-free-press
“In a powerful speech, Chomsky lays out how the majority of US policies are the opposite of what wide swaths of the public want.”

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Is Monopoly Anti-Capitalist Propaganda?
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