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Jeffrey Issac

Jeffrey C. Isaac

Jeffrey C. Isaac is James H. Rudy Professor of Political Science at Indiana University, Bloomington. His books include: "Democracy in Dark Times"(1998); "The Poverty of Progressivism: The Future of American Democracy in a Time of Liberal Decline" (2003), and "Arendt, Camus, and Modern Rebellion" (1994).

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This Right-Wing Attack on Abortion Rights Is a Direct Attack on Liberal Democracy

The Court has delivered the American public a piercing wake up call, attacking not simply the reproductive freedom of women but the very idea of liberal democracy.

Jeffrey C. Isaac ·


The Revelations of the Jan. 6 Hearings Must Be Communicated Better If US Democracy Is to Survive

It is not too late for Committee leadership and Democratic party leadership to wake up. But time is fast running out.

Jeffrey C. Isaac ·


Indiana University Grad Students Are Trying to Unionize—and They Should!

The striking graduate student workers are doing something all too rare on campuses and in our society: they are joining together to speak up for themselves, and refusing to back down in the face of corporate condescension and bullying.

Jeffrey C. Isaac ·


As Dr. King Understood, The Right to Vote Is Both a Moral and a Practical Imperative

The battle before us is a "now or never" fight for democracy in this nation.

Jeffrey C. Isaac ·


In Praise of Joe Biden's Fighting Words

While the rhetoric was strong, make no mistake: what's before the Democrats is a political project. And the question remains: will the president—and the party—do what it takes to vigorously pursue this project?

Jeffrey C. Isaac ·


The Fascists Are Rising in the Name of Defending Democracy—They Must Be Called Out and Stopped

Trump and his supporters do not mean by "democracy" a liberal democracy. They mean the popular sovereignty of "true Americans."

Jeffrey C. Isaac ·


No Time to Lose: Why Democrats Should Include Voting Rights In Their Build Back Better Compromise

Nothing is more important to the future of the republic and to the future of the Democratic party than voting legislation.

Jeffrey C. Isaac ·


The Republican Onslaught Against Democracy Is Upon Us—And We Must Act

A collective statement locates Trumpism and the Republican Party as twin dangers to U.S. democracy, and it calls for serious voting rights legislation and a broader effort to defeat these twin dangers.

Jeffrey C. Isaac ·

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