Monday, 01 October 2012 07:46
America is Exhibit A on how democracies aren't supposed to work. Of course, the US isn't one now and never was.
Contrary to popular myth, it wasn't established as one. America's founders had other ideas. From May to September 1787, 55 self-serving wheeler-dealers met in Philadelphia. Today we'd call them a Wall Street crowd. What they designed fell far short of common beliefs.