From the latest issue of Kettering Review, Wendy Brown (UC-Berkeley): We Are All Democrats Now. Matthew J. Lister (Penn): There is No Human Right to Democracy: But May We Promote It Anyway? Jeremy Neill (HBU): The Mutual Dependence of Institutions and Citizens’ Dispositions in Liberal Democracies. Richard Bellamy (UCL): Rights as Democracy. Narcisse Tiky (UConn): The African Origins of the Athenian Democracy. From The American Interest, Vladislav Inozemtsev on the cultural contradictions of democracy: The main threats to democracy lie within liberal societies themselves. People aren't smart enough for democracy to flourish, scientists say. Don’t despair of democracy: The authoritarian urge to cross-dress in democratic clothes is an implied compliment to the democratic nations. A review of Democracy Despite Itself: Why a System that Shouldn’t Work at All Works So Well by Danny Oppenheimer and Mike Edwards. If we want to fix our democracy, then we need to fix ourselves — bad government is mostly our fault. A look at 5 online petitions that prove democracy is broken.