Ben Rhodes On Threats To Democracy Around The World : Consider This from NPR All over the world, democratic institutions are under threat. The United States isn't just part of that trend — it may also be one of the causes. Former Obama administration foreign policy adviser Ben Rhodes examines why in a new book called After the Fall: Being American in the World We've Made.

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Threats To Democracy Are Growing Around the World — And The U.S. May Be One Of Them

Threats To Democracy Are Growing Around the World — And The U.S. May Be One Of Them

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Pro-democracy protesters take part in a Thanksgiving Day rally at Edinburgh Place on Nov. 28, 2019 in Hong Kong. Chris McGrath/Getty Images hide caption

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All over the world, democratic institutions are under threat. The United States isn't just part of that trend — it may also be one of the causes. Former Obama administration foreign policy adviser Ben Rhodes examines why in a new book called After the Fall: Being American in the World We've Made.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Brent Baughman, Brianna Scott, Noah Caldwell and Lee Hale. It was edited by Sami Yenigun with help from Wynne Davis. Our executive producer is Cara Tallo.