Why the American System of Government is Collapsing (Vox)


The reality of the American constitutional system “is that despite its durability, it has rarely functioned well by the standards of a modern democracy,” writes Matthew Yglesias, executive editor of Vox.

Yglesias’s recent post on the demise of America’s constitutional democracy is surely intended to be provocative, but it also appears to be a probing reflection on the growing frustration and perils of the current partisan gridlock and polarization. Situating the present ideological politics in historical perspective, Yglesias argues that the trend in America’s constitutional system point towards its eventual replacement. Read the article here.

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