Episode #50 – A Goldilock Democracy: Not too Hot, Not too Cold

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Episode #50 - A Goldilock Democracy: Not too Hot, Not too Cold
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Guest: Nicholas Seabrook, Ph. D.

A Goldilock Democracy: Not too Hot, Not too Cold.

Dr. Nicholas Seabrook, is a brave man; in this episode he takes on the Electoral College, Gerrymandering, and Academia. From a childhood interest in the United States and politics, Dr. Seabrook navigated the Atlantic Ocean from the U.K. to study a system of government that wants democracy, but not too much of it.  The complicating factors of states’ rights and federalism make for a messy commitment to democracy as Dr. Seabrook explains, and so does the lack of independent redistricting committees, the two party system, the judiciary, and on and on the list grows.  One person, one vote?  He’s written about it, thought about it, and is talking with us about it.

Enjoy.

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