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Jeffrey C. Isaac

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).

Articles by this author

 

This Republican Party of Anti-Democratic Vigilantes Is an Existential Threat

If the Democrats are not able to pass both a substantial Democratic "infrastructure" bill and a very substantial voting rights bill, it is quite likely that the entire country will soon be Texas.

Jeffrey C. Isaac ·


Is Biden Doing Enough to Fight Off the GOP's Relentless Assault on Democracy? I Fear Not

While the scales might be heavily "weighted in favor of disaster," there are reasons for a certain hopefulness.

Jeffrey C. Isaac ·


Can the House Select Committee to Investigate January 6 Actually Help to Defend Democracy?

Will the entire process at least motivate and mobilize Democrats in and out of Congress to move forward from this trial to do the real political work of passing legislation, rebuilding the party from below, and building support for 2022 and 2024?

Jeffrey C. Isaac ·


In Texas, 'Fleeing' Democrats Take Courageous Stand for Democracy

These state legislators are doing something brave and necessary on behalf of all people in the United States. They are exiting, for now, so that their counterparts in Washington can regain their backbones.

Jeffrey C. Isaac ·


Republican Attacks on Voting Rights Are Racist and Hostile to Democracy

Resistance to these Republican assaults can and should take a number of forms.

Jeffrey C. Isaac ·


Getting Real About Democratic Equality "For the People" in the Face of Republican Authoritarianism

It is highly unlikely that the kind of measures that are necessary to safeguard democracy from its imminent threats can be signed into law this year or the next given the current balance of forces.

Jeffrey C. Isaac ·


Putting Liberal Democracy First Has Never Been More Important

It is hard to see how our current injustices can be repaired without working through and then "democratizing" these liberal democratic institutions.

Jeffrey C. Isaac ·


Now Is the Time to Really Prosecute the Case Against Trump—By Pivoting to Real Democratic Reform

Any approach to moving forward must reckon with the fact that one of this country's two major parties is no longer committed to multiracial democracy.

Jeffrey C. Isaac ·

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