chapter  4
Democracy Has/Hasn’t a Future . . . a Present
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Hentoff: This first question has to do with what is presumably the reaffirmation of the democratic processes, the fact that because of Eugene McCarthy and Senator Kennedy various young people have become convinced – some say for the last time, if it doesn’t work – that the political processes are viable, that you can change things that way. Do you three on the panel agree with this assessment: that there is a reason to be reasonably optimistic about the processes of democracy in terms of what’s been happening politically? Does it make you hopeful about the future of democracy?