It’s Colleges’ Job to Train Citizens. Higher Education Isn’t Rising to the Challenge
The impeachment hearings on Capitol Hill have been a crash course on the inner workings of constitutional democracy. As historian and journalist Yoni Appelbaum said recently, impeachment is a constitutional mechanism with the words “break glass in case of emergency” emblazoned on it, raising fundamental questions about the balance of powers and the limits of executive authority.
Originally published: December 29, 2019
Author: Ronald J. Daniels
Institution: Johns Hopkins University
Published by: The Washington Post