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The United States is No “Democracy”

The American system of government is routinely referred to as a “democracy.” Indeed it is a virtual stock term found everywhere in American public discourse. The Corpus of Contemporary American English, consisting of 560 million words from five genres (speech, fiction, popular magazines, newspapers, and academic texts) collected during the period 1990-2017, counts 1565 instances of “democracy” paired with … Read more