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David, Helen and Gary convene on very little sleep to try to make sense of another extraordinary election. Though we still don't know who won, we do know that some things are going to get even harder for American democracy. What's the nightmare scenario: the loser refusing to lose, or the winner being unable to govern? Why did the pollsters get it wrong again? And what's likely to happen when the contest reaches the courts? Plus we ask if the American Constitution can cope with close elections any more.
From our Mini-Series:
- History of Ideas on Tocqueville and American democracy
- American Histories: The 15th and the 19th
- American Histories: Deporting Mexicans
- American Histories: The Great Abortion Switcheroo
Old Episodes on Trump:
- What Trump Means to Us
- One-term presidents
- Can America Cope
- American Fascism: Then and Now
- America First?
- Michael Lewis on Donald Trump (And Michael Lewis Updated)
- Trump and History
A Broader Perspective on US Politics:
- The Talking Politics Guide to … the US Constitution
- Police State USA
- Adam Tooze on US vs. China
- Judith Butler: Then and Now
- Where Power Stops
- The Talking Politics Guide to… the Gilded Age
From the LRB
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