Eli Merritt Offers Advice and Inspiration From World Leaders on How to Save Democracy From Demagogues Like Trump
In Conversation with Andrew Keen on Keen On
Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world’s leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now.
In this episode, Andrew talks to the editor of How to Save Democracy, Eli Merritt, who offers advice and inspiration from 95 (mostly) democratic world leaders on how to save our democracy.
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Eli Merritt is a historian at Vanderbilt University who has written political commentary for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Seattle Times, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, and Philadelphia Inquirer, among other news outlets. He writes a newsletter called American Commonwealth that explores the origins of the United States’ political discontents and solutions to them. Trained in history, ethics, medicine, and psychiatry, he has served on medical ethics committees at Vanderbilt and Stanford. He is the editor of The Curse of Demagogues: Lessons Learned from the Presidency of Donald J. Trump and the author of Disunion Among Ourselves: The Perilous Politics of the American Revolution. Find Eli online at elimerritt.com and elimerritt.substack.com.