Biden was the guest of the Thomas H. Kean Visiting Lectureship at Drew University in Madison, NJ.
Written by Drew University’s Office of Communications
On the presidency: ‘I’m not sure I’m ready to go, (if) my family is ready to go.’
Former Vice President Joe Biden, speaking at Drew University, described a breakdown in the American political system that has given rise to what he described as “naked nationalism” and “senseless populism.”
The former frames the world as us versus them while the latter places majority rule above liberty, individual rights and due process, according to Biden. The remedy, he said, is nothing short of active participation in democracy—be it voting, protesting, running for office or demanding accountability from political leaders. In short, stand up for the “moral fabric” of America. more