Is America Too Democratic?

In Plato’s Republic, he argues that when a democracy has ripened fully, a would-be tyrant often seizes the moment and takes over. Has the United States ripened to that point and is that an explanation for the popularity of Donald Trump? Andrew Sullivan ponders this in a New York Magazine article titled, “Democracies End When they are Too Democratic. And Right Now, America is a Breeding Ground for Tyranny.”