Democracy in One Book or Less

How It Works, Why It Doesn’t, and Why Fixing It Is Easier Than You Think

Ranked #55 in Citizenship, Ranked #84 in Democracy

Bill Bryson meets Thomas Frank in the true story of how power-hungry politicians broke American democracy — and why fixing it is easier than you think — from the New York Times bestselling author of Thanks, Obama

Here’s something true for almost every American. The democracy you live in today is different – completely different – than the democracy you were born into.

Since 1980, the number of Americans legally barred from voting has more than doubled. Since the 1990s, your odds of living in a competitive Congressional district have fallen by more...

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