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If we're talking about American Democracy, then our title is pretty optimistic, since it presupposes there is an American democracy to be in crisis. If you told me the passenger pigeon was in crisis, that would also be optimistic, since the passenger pigeon went extinct a century or so ago.

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When we say "forbidden," we don’t mean legally forbidden. We’re talking about morally forbidden words – words that hurt, insult, and demean.

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