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By Kirby Goidel

Written in a provocative, jargon-free variety perfect for exciting lecture room dialogue, America’s Failing Experiment at once demanding situations would-be reformers who think the answer to our present political paralysis is extra democracy. Kirby Goidel unearths that the fault for our modern political disorder is living now not with our elected officers yet with our democratic citizenries. He argues that our elected officers are overly aware of public opinion that's frequently poorly educated, incoherent, and unsure. the result's a extra polarized political method, emerging inequality, and institutional gridlock. notwithstanding no longer new, those issues tackle deeper political importance in a electronic age the place info flows extra quick and possibilities for suggestions are nearly limitless. If the prognosis is just too a lot democracy, the counterintuitive answer runs opposed to our cultural norms—less citizen involvement, higher discretion for political elites, and larger collective accountability.

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