Steven Michels

Steven Michels is associate professor of political science at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT and the author of The Case against Democracy (Praeger, 2013.) He lives in New York City.


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Dead and Buried

Dead and Buried

Every day seems to bring a new story about the ideological or demographic challenges of the Republican Party. Perhaps GOP leaders could take their cues from Alexis de Tocqueville. The nineteenth century French historian believed that there are two different kinds of parties — some are great and some are small. More»

The Pretense of Democracy

The Pretense of Democracy

Election 2012 has been four (or more) years in the making, but we’re about to, mercifully, call it history. It’s not wrong to say that it has mostly been a referendum on President Obama. But this election, perhaps more than usual, has also been a referendum on democracy. What have we learned? More»