In this our Christmas episode, inspired by Andrew Sullivan (and a few others), we think about the soul of democracy and the relationship of democracy and religion. Faith in the democratic project seems to be waning in many places in the West. Is politics becoming a new form of religion today? Is this a good thing?

We address these questions and some others as well, and of course we talk about our holiday plans.

The piece by Andrew Sullivan can be found here.

Below are some other relevant pieces that helped inform our discussion: