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Maskivker’s book featured in The New Republic

Political science professor Julia Maskivker’s recent book, The Duty to Vote, has been featured in an article in The New Republic.

The article, written by editor-in-chief Win McCormack, distills the major points of Maskivker’s book—mainly that citizens have a moral duty to vote and vote from a place of informed judiciousness. Maskivker argues that the moral duty to vote comes from a more general duty to seek justice, defined as a society’s equitable provision to all its members of at least the minimum primary social goods necessary for a decent life.

Founded in 1914, The New Republic is one of the leading voices in politics, culture, and the arts.