How to Save American Democracy: Break Up the Federal Government

So it seems I touched a nerve with my last essay on this topic.

Tens of thousands of people came to read it — which is pretty cool… if a little depressing given what that means about the real state of American democracy.

Y’know, the place most of us live, not the theoretical version pundits and politicians and tooo many scholars like to mythologize.

Now, in my last essay I made a pretty big claim: that for the good of the world the United States federal government should…