New Book Says American Democracy Has Become Less Democratic Over The Last Several Decades

Author David Litt explores how we can help fix American democracy by anchoring civil rights, including the right to vote.

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Voting stations are set up in the South Wing of the Kentucky Exposition Center for voters to cast their ballot in the Kentucky primary in Louisville, Ky. (June 23, 2020) Timothy D. Easley / ASSOCIATED PRESS
Virus Outbreak Election Assistance
Voting stations are set up in the South Wing of the Kentucky Exposition Center for voters to cast their ballot in the Kentucky primary in Louisville, Ky. (June 23, 2020) Timothy D. Easley / ASSOCIATED PRESS

New Book Says American Democracy Has Become Less Democratic Over The Last Several Decades

Author David Litt explores how we can help fix American democracy by anchoring civil rights, including the right to vote.

We’re leading up to one of the most significant elections in U.S. history in the face of an economic crisis, but some are concerned about the health of our democracy and how truly of the people it is.

Reset talks with a former speechwriter for the Obama White House and author of the new book Democracy in One Book or Less: How It Works, Why It Doesn’t, and Why Fixing It Is Easier Than You Think to get his take.

GUEST: David Litt, former speechwriter for the Obama White House; New York Times best-selling author