So our essay IN DEFENSE OF CITIZENS UNITED in this month’s issue of Foreign Affairs is causing quite a stir. Apparently, the idea of free speech as an absolute principle is truly disturbing to some people. And those who distrust voters call themselves democrats? If folks can set aside their knee-jerk assumptions, think seriously about the empirical facts (increasing money, increasing partisan control of that money, increasing hyperpartisanship in Congress), and think seriously about monopolistic corruption of democracy — basically open their minds with critical thinking — they might be surprised.
Here is Glenn’s interview by Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs on YouTube.