In this episode of Intersections, Jonathan Rauch and Benjamin Wittes, senior fellows in Governance Studies, address the importance of political institutions in relation to direct democratic participation and discuss their new report, “More professionalism, less populism: How voting makes us stupid, and what to do about it.”
With thanks to audio producer Mark Hoelscher, producer Vanessa Sauter, Richard Fawal, and Fred Dews.
Intersections is part of the Brookings Podcast Network.
[Marion Maréchal-Le Pen's participation at CPAC] is a worrying gesture. It raises significant concerns...[She and Nigel Farage] are birds of a feather [and] not friends of the U.S. and Europe...Everyone should be very clear-eyed about what it is they stand for, which is a very anti-American view and a pro-Russian view of politics, and of the United States role in Europe.