Thomas Levergood

How the American Regime Degenerated into a Lobbyocracy, and How We Might Restore Citizen Democracy
By Thomas Levergood on July 22, 2010

Public awareness of weakness and failure in the American political system has been a recurrent theme in our public life since Watergate.  The “malaise” of the Carter years, the frustration over the power of special interest groups, the inability of our federal government to practice basic fiscal discipline, and the lack of public confidence in our elected officals are deeper problems than fixes such as more campaign finance reform or term limits can address.  We need to search deeper for the disorder underlying our political paralysis.

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