The United States, and many other places around the world, has experienced challenges to its Democratic Values of Liberty, Equality, and Justice. But Poland portrays a different story, where voters — especially young voters — have rebelled against a punishing religious nationalism at the polls to demand the restoration of their rights. This piece from the New York Times discusses the similarities Poland and the U. S. have faced and, given Poland’s recent political development, Democratic Values are resilient and can hold their ground. In What to Watch 2024 – Part 2, ACS breaks down how despite the threat of destabilization, democracies can adjust and respond accordingly.
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