Democracy and political ignorance why smaller government is smarter is a 2013 book from stanford university press by george mason university law professor ilya somin somin argues that people are ignorant and irrational about politics and that this creates problems for democracy. Democracy and political ignorance why smaller government is smarter forthcoming stanford university press government is doing dont understand its effects or dont know which government officials to the first half of the book analyzes the nature and extent of the problem of political ignorance in american democracy the evidence . Democracy and political ignorance has 65 ratings and 12 reviews shawn said in many ways this is a frightening book start by marking democracy and political ignorance why smaller government is smarter as want to read somins book defends applies the literature on rational ignorance and the intelligence of democracy to . Democracy is not the central value of the constitution efforts on both right and left to make the democracy promotion the key focus of constitutional law should be rejected democracy and political ignorance why smaller government is smarter shared ilya somin s post . One of the biggest problems with modern democracy is that most of the public is usually ignorant of politics and government many people understand that their votes are unlikely to change the outcome of an election and dont see the point in learning much about politics
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