At Spectacles, we believe that liberal democracy is worth preserving and that you can be a part of what keeps it alive.
From Hungary to Tunisia, South Africa to the United States, democracy is in decline all around the world. And these problems won’t just go away. If you want to better understand the challenges democracy faces, then Spectacles is here for you. Spectacles gives you analysis of what’s going on in the world and what it means for democracy, to provide you with a new way of seeing politics you won’t find anywhere else. We put democratic principles first, before clickbait or partisan loyalty. To do this, Spectacles has two series: Insight and Focus.
- Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, Insight uses democratic theory to explain a current story and answer a vital question about how democracy works—or fails to.
- On Sundays, Focus gives you a longer read, diving deep into a critical issue for democratic health.