There can be a fine line between compromise and lying. Democratic politics certainly requires the former - and it may require the latter, too.
Timur Kuran casts a skeptical eye at politicians who promise authenticity. Democratic governance tends to complicate matters, he says.
The Internet demands that we fake authenticity. And so fake authenticity is just what we get.
Bradley J. Birzer looks at some key figures from the history of liberty: What did they think of authenticity?
Timur Kuran discusses how bottled-up political resentment can sometimes explode.