Primaries: A Lesson in Democracy?

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Teddy Roosevelt tried to use primary elections to get back into the White House in 1912. But primaries didn't become the way both parties nominate their candidates until 1972. With just a few days until the state-by-state process begins again, does it really provide "the voice of the people?"

Later on the program, the ancient strategy of starvation is being used as a weapon of war in Syria. 

Photo: President Reagan gives his Acceptance Speech at the Republican National Convention in Dallas, Texas on August 23, 1984.(National Archives and Records Administration)



Warren Olney