Introducing my New Book Democracy and Political Ignorance

My new book Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government is Smarter is out in print this week from Stanford University Press. The book argues that widespread political ignorance is a serious problem for modern democracy, one that strengthens the case limiting and decentralizing government, and for robust judicial review.

Over the next few days, I will be guest-blogging about the book at Balkinization. I am grateful to Yale Law School Professor Jack Balkin and his co-bloggers for the opportunity. I will post links to my Balkinization posts about the book here at the VC. But I request VC readers who wish to comment on them to do so at the Balkinization site. Interested readers may also wish to check out this very early short review of the book by Georgetown political philosopher Jason Brennan, author of The Ethics of Voting, at the Bleeding Heart Libertarians blog.