This interview was conducted by Javier Toro.
Kevin Olson is a Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author of Imagined Sovereignties: The Power of the People and Other Myths of the Modern Age.
Ideas like “the power of the people” are one of our primary ways of understanding contemporary politics. They reflect the dominance of democratic ideals in our culture. For people in cultures that share in this heritage, the concepts, metaphors, and images of democracy just feel correct. As [...]
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