This week we bring you the first of a three part series on democracy vs. authoritarianism! In many ways the 21st century will be a confrontation between these two governing models, and in particular, between the United States and China. In this first part, we discuss what the state of democracy is in the U.S: how did we get here? To help answer this question, Mark Johnson joins us for this series of episodes. Stay tuned for part two and three over the next few weeks!