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Can America Be Fixed?

The New Crisis of Democracy

Author: Fareed Zakaria, Host, CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS
January/February 2013
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The crisis of democracy identified in the 1970s never really went away; it was just papered over with temporary solutions and obscured by a series of lucky breaks. Today, the problems have mounted, and yet American democracy is more dysfunctional than ever -- and it has fewer levers to pull in a globalized economy. This time, the pessimists might be right.

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