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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).

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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.

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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."

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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 ActjennaOct 27, 2021
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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.

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 ·

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