March 20, 2018 Washington Post Magazine
The morning after President Trump's first travel ban, Robert Blair, assistant professor of political science, was inspired to create a class that addressed three questions troubling him: "Is America's democracy at risk? If it is, how would we know? If it's not, why are we all so freaked out that it is?" The class is called "Democratic Erosion," and it's just one of many similar courses being offered at colleges and universities nationwide.