Michael Nelson

Michael Nelson is contributing editor and columnist for The Daily Memphian, the political analyst for WMC-TV, and the Fulmer professor of political science at Rhodes College. His latest books are “Clinton's Elections: 1992, 1996, and the Birth of a New Era of  Governance" and “The American Presidency: Origins and Development, 1776-2018.”

Nelson: Democracy = rule by the people; gerontocracy = rule by the old people

By Published: December 04, 2018 4:41 PM CT
I’m 69, so maybe the P.C. crowd will give me a pass when I ask: What’s with all the geezers dominating the world of politics and government?

Topics

Donald Trump Gerontocracy Hillary Clinton

Comment On This Story

Email Editions

Sign up for our morning and evening editions, plus breaking news.