Podcast on my book Democracy and Political Ignorance

March 3, 2014

The Cato Institute and its Libertarianism.org website have posted a podcast on my recent book Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government is Smarter. The book argues that widespread political ignorance is a serious problem for democracy, and that it strengthens the case for limiting and decentralizing government power, and for strong judicial review. In the podcast, I address questions raised by Cato’s Trevor Burrus and Aaron Ross Powell.

The podcast is available here.

Ilya Somin is Professor of Law at George Mason University. His research focuses on constitutional law, property law, and popular political participation. He is the author of "The Grasping Hand: Kelo v. City of New London and the Limits of Eminent Domain" (forthcoming) and "Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government is Smarter."
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