Failure Is an Option

Haunted by the specter of democracy, the Constitution’s framers blundered into a historic miscalculation. We’re still living with the consequences.

You would think a country that is so fond of calling itself an experiment would at least be alert to the possibility of failure. But this year, with seeming surprise, millions of Americans became aware of their failing state for the first time. The picture sharpened as the pandemic progressed, like a photo coming into […]

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