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Dismantling Democracy

Dismantling Democracy examines democratic structures of government in the United States and around the world. Narrated by Tara Setmayer and featuring interviews from across the political spectrum, the three-part series depicts the gradual deterioration of the democratic process. Through a critical look at the history and current state of democracies, it becomes evident that preserving democracy is a feat no less significant than its establishment. So, are we up to this pressing task of preserving democracy?

MAKE/FILMS, in partnership with VPM and the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics, explores the past and critically examines the present to understand the risks to our democracy and the future of global politics.

The Host

Tara Setmayer is a CNN Political Commentator, ABC News Political Contributor and former GOP communications director on Capitol Hill. She is also the host of "Honestly Speaking with Tara" podcast. In 2017, Tara was named as a Board Director for Stand Up Republic, a non profit organization formed in the wake of the 2016 election to unite Americans behind the defense of democratic norms, ideals and institutions.