[O]ne of the biggest threats to American democracy right now isn’t nuclear war or terrorism, but the growing narcissism and nihilism of the public, says Tom Nichols.

Nichols, an instructor at Harvard Extension School and the U.S. Naval War College, recently released “Our Own Worst Enemy.” The book details how a lack of civic virtue combined with Americans’ expectation that the government take care of their needs now pose an existential threat to our system of government.

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