Since 1294, in the canton of Appenzell, Switzerland, citizens assemble in the town square to practice direct democracy. Their assembly to vote–this event–is named the Landsgemeinde.

Apathetic toward Apathy?

Political participation, and its general decrease in our society today, is what motivates many to think about policies that can enforce activism. In a recent…

George Washington

Political Trust

In light of our Constitution Week (September 17-23), I would like to pull back some of the layers surrounding how we trust, and thereby choose,…