The Smart American Electorate

By Uchenna Ekwo More than 159 million voters in America (precisely, 159,633,396) who cast their ballots in the historic 2020 presidential election demonstrated again that the electorate is smarter than most scholars and pundits think. In the groundbreaking book, The American Voter, University of Michigan’s researchers Angus Campbell, Warren E.…

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Triumph of Democracy over Demagoguery

By Uchenna Ekwo American people poured out into the streets in their millions across major cities on Saturday to greet the outcome of the historic 2020 presidential election. The same outpouring of excitement occurred in major world capitals in London, Paris, Abuja, and Berlin etc. In a tweet, the Mayor…

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Democracy’s Deficit or Darkness?

By Uchenna Ekwo Around the democratic world, citizens seem to be in outright revolt against government and the elite. Should that be surprising? Saqib Qureshi points out that, between 1989 and 2019, “the top 1 percent of Americans by way of wealth became US$21 trillion wealthier while the bottom half…

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