Proposed Solutions to America’s Perceived Political Decay

Last year, renowned political scientist Francis Fukuyama released the second volume of his two-part work on political systems, Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy. In his work, Mr. Fukuyama illustrates how America’s current political decay is largely the result of our remaining fixed to the outmoded system of Madisonian checks and balances, which no longer meets the demands of our industrial and globalized society. He contends that this system became antiquated when the United States transitioned from an agrarian to industrial economy…