Left-leaning, Right-leaning, Centrist–virtually all Americans of every political stripe are unhappy with our democracy. They do not see America any longer as a model of democratic government, and most of our citizens believe that the nation is headed in the wrong direction. Why have the people of this country allowed their treasured democracy to deteriorate as it has? It is a profoundly important question. In this program, Dr. Porter asks it and attempts to explain the answer. He also asks what can be done about it and offers three courses of action.