Book Details

Uninformed Voters Charged With Democracy’s Decline

Voters often lack knowledge of government structure, political issues and candidates’ positions and frequently elect incompetent or venal politicians to office. Partisanship, corruption and inefficiency follow. Ideas for strengthening democracy are discussed, along with recommendations by various political scientists and philosophers.


About the Author

Robert Levine

A history major at Columbia, Vietnam veteran and a lifelong political junkie, RAL has long been troubled by the problems of democracy that seemed illogical to him. When citizens seemingly have the power to elect officials, why doesn’t the government run well? A contributing journalist to The Moderate Voice, a centrist website, RAL has written about politics for years. His book, Resurrecting Democracy was abut the need for a centrist third party. Shock Therapy for the American Healthcare System was about health care reform. A practicing neurologist, he is an Associate Clinical Professor at Yale University.