The surprising things monarchies can teach us about democracy

The Founding Fathers adopted democracy as a rejection of the British monarchy. But throughout history, there actually are examples of monarchies that developed a reciprocal relationship between ruler and subjects. Priya Satia is the Raymond A. Spruance professor of international history at Stanford University, and she joins guest host John McCaa to discuss ideas we might take from pre-colonial monarchies, which she writes about in her Foreign Policy magazine essay “Democracy Isn’t Just About Voting.”