Democracy and Its Critics

@article{Coglianese1990DemocracyAI,
  title={Democracy and Its Critics},
  author={Cary Coglianese},
  journal={Michigan Law Review},
  year={1990},
  volume={88},
  pages={1662-1667}
}
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