When Americans Say ‘Democracy,’ We Often Mean Something Else

As Max Fisher and Amanda Taub write in The Interpreter, “When we wrote about Israelis curbing their own democracy in order to maintain majority Jewish rule and a firmly Jewish national identity, some pointed out, we were really talking about threats to liberalism.”

This is an excellent point, one that all citizens need to understand. This short piece is worth your time to help you understand the difference between democracy and liberalism, and that one does not imply the other.