The Rise of the Alt-Right. The Fall of Democracy.

Democracy had a good run. It really did. It probably lasted longer than many would have predicted. The Founding Fathers set up a pretty good system, and it served us well for a long time. It’s a shame we didn’t follow Thomas Jefferson’s 1789 admonition, found in a letter to James Madison. “Every constitution, then, and every law, naturally expires at the end of nineteen years. If it be enforced longer, it is an act of force, and not of right.” If we had, perhaps our democracy would have survived longer, and perhaps a great many more Americans would...

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