The people who saved America's democracy

Julian Zelizer writes that US democracy prevailed because of individuals and organizations who took steps to rein in the chaos. "Just because the system worked doesn't mean it was inevitable that this would happen. It didn't work so much as it survived. Indeed, what was extraordinary about the past few weeks was just how frail our constitutional system can be in an era of intense polarization and when one party has been radicalized."

The people who saved America's democracy
Julian Zelizer writes that US democracy prevailed because of individuals and organizations who took steps to rein in the chaos. "Just because the system worked doesn't mean it was inevitable that this would happen. It didn't work so much as it survived. Indeed, what was extraordinary about the past few weeks was just how frail our constitutional system can be in an era of intense polarization and when one party has been radicalized."