Democracy is America’s unofficial religion not only because of the nation’s unique traditions, but also because democratic impulses reflect our species’ biologically based propensity toward reciprocity, trust, and cooperation. Unfortunately, democracy also institutionalizes our flawed tendency to project cooperative scenarios onto situations where cooperation is inappropriate.


Other Independent Review articles by James A. Montanye
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    Winter 2016   Does Altruism Exist?
    Fall 2014   The Great Debate
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