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“Democracy Despite Itself Why a System that Shouldn’t Work at All Works So Well” by Danny Oppenheimer and Mike Edwards
A Washington Post book review by John J. Pitney Jr., Sunday, March 11, 2012.

“Democracy Despite Itself” is a useful corrective to the cynicism that pervades so much political commentary. It … [is] very suitable for general audiences and introductory classes in political science.

Democracy Unveiled
A Loomis Chaffee School post about Danny Oppenheimer and Mike Edwards’ visit to their school, September 20, 2012.

The Loomis Chaffee School chose Democracy Despite Itself as their all school summer reading. Danny and Mike spent the day speaking, visiting classes, and discussing politics and psychology with the high school students at Loomis Chaffee.

Book Reviews

Review of Democracy Despite Itself (login required)
A Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries book review by D. Niven, Sept 1, 2012. Recommends the book for undergraduate library collections.


“Vote Here” 
A Rice Magazine book review by Christopher Dow, July 2012, page 44.

Print Interviews

“Democracy, despite itself”
A Boston Globe interview with Mike Edwards, November 12, 2014.

“Point Person: Our Q&A with politics and media blogger Mike Edwards”
A Dallas Morning News interview with Mike Edwards, April 20, 2012.

Radio Interviews

Mike Edwards on KPFT 90.1 (Houston)
Hour long interview with Mike Edwards about Democracy Despite Itself on Give Me Liberty (90.1 KPFT, Houston) aired on Mar 5, 2012.

Interview with Mike Edwards about “Democracy Despite Itself” on “Midori House” on Monocle 24 radio station (Feb 23, 2012)
Short interview with Mike Edwards about Democracy Despite Itself on Midori House on Monocle 24 radio (Feb 23, 2012).

Blog Posts

“As voters, we don’t like changing our minds.”
MITPressLog post by Mike Edwards, March 8, 2012.

“Strategic Voting on Super Tuesday”
MITPressLog post by Mike Edwards, March 5, 2012.

More information

A more extensive list of press for Democracy Despite Itself is available.