New York Times
| by Neil Gross

Is the United States Too Big to Govern?” is the title of the latest op-ed by Neil Gross, Colby’s Charles A. Dana Professor of Sociology. “What if trust in American democracy is eroding because the nation has become too big to be effectively governed through traditional means?” he writes May 11. “There are clear economic and military advantages to being a large country,” Gross writes. “But when it comes to democracy, the benefits of largeness—defined by population or geographic area—are hard to find.”

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