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Is American Democracy Headed to Extinction?

Is American Democracy Headed to Extinction?




April 01, 2014 "
Information
Clearing House
- "Washington
Post
" --
 
Behind dysfunctional government, is democracy itself
in decay?



It took only
250 years for democracy to disintegrate in ancient
Athens. A wholly new form of government was invented
there in which the people ruled themselves. That
constitution proved marvelously effective. Athens
grew in wealth and capacity, saw off the Persian
challenge, established itself as the leading power
in the known world and produced treasures of
architecture, philosophy and art that bedazzle to
this day. But when privilege, corruption and
mismanagement took hold, the lights went out.



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