From The Federalist to Citizens United, bestselling author Nicholas Lemann presents key writings on five crucial questions confronting American democracy today
Nicholas Lemann is Joseph Pulitzer II and Edith Pulitzer Moore Professor and Dean Emeritus of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University and the author of The Promised Land- The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America (1991), The Big Test- The Secret History of the American Meritocracy (1999), Redemption- The Last Battle of the Civil War (2006), and Transaction Man- The Rise of the Deal and the Decline of the American Dream (2019). He has been a writer and editor at Washington Monthly, Texas Monthly, and the Washington Post, a national correspondent for The Atlantic, and, since 1999, a staff writer for The New Yorker.
This illuminating and well-conceived anthology offers essential insights into how debates over the nature and practice of American democracy have evolved. --Publishers Weekly