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Are the American democratic principles at risk today?

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The founding fathers of the United States never mentioned "democracy" once in the Constitution. In his article entitled "AMERICA IS IN DANGER OF BEING RULED BY THE MOB", published in 2015 in the Newsweek, Victor Davis Hanson shows that there is a contradiction in the American regime. Indeed, he highlights that "Adams, Jefferson, Hamilton and Madison, agreed that a republic, not a direct democracy, was a far safer and stable choice of governance." They were afraid of a democracy, in which, as Tocqueville argued, there would be a tyranny of the majority (that the author calls "the mob"). It can be provocative since democracy seems to be the most stable and just regime. Even more when the United States itself has the mission to spread democratic values in the whole world.

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