Centuries ago, Plato predicted that democracy is always doomed to fail and die. He said a tyrant will always rise in democracies and end the free system. Was he right? We asked Charlotte Thomas, a philosophy professor at Mercer University in Macon.
Then, are the concerns voiced by early Greek philosophers about whether the faults of democracy applicable today? Mike Evans of Georgia State University and Robert Pirro of Georgia Southern University give their outlook on the future of American democracy given all the political divisiveness.