In this special episode, Dinesh considers in-depth the question of whether the United States is a democracy or a republic. Dinesh explores several basic questions such as: why do majorities have a right to rule? What distinguishes ancient from modern democracy? Why English democracy gave virtually unlimited powers to parliament. How Madison and the founders dealt with the problem of tyranny of the majority. Dinesh concludes by summarizing what kind of society America was designed to be, and by posing the "conflict of visions" whose resolution will determine the nation's future..