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Americans worry a lot about terrorism. But Richard Haass, a foreign policy expert, says that the most significant threat to the country’s security and stability comes from its internal political divisions. These problems undermine the country’s ability to thrive and deal with external threats from Russia, China, and others.

Taking Responsibility

The thing with democracy is that no one can do it for you; it demands participation. Many Americans are checked out from the political process, with up to 40 percent of eligible voters sitting out presidential elections. Haass proposes revising the concept of American citizenship to include obligations alongside rights as cornerstones of democracy. What would that look like? Find out in our Instaread on The Bill of Obligations.

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