Monday, April 23, 2012

Thomas Friedman Glimpses Reality, Recoils In Horror

Thomas Friedman just discovered that the United States Constitution is designed to prevent dictatorship - and he doesn't like it.
Does America need an Arab Spring? That was the question on my mind when I called Frank Fukuyama, the Stanford professor and author of “The End of History and the Last Man.” Fukuyama has been working on a two-volume opus called “The Origins of Political Order,” and I could detect from his recent writings that his research was leading him to ask a very radical question about America’s political order today, namely: has American gone from a democracy to a “vetocracy” — from a system designed to prevent anyone in government from amassing too much power to a system in which no one can aggregate enough power to make any important decisions at all?
Part of Friedman's problem is that he thinks that Obama is actually a smart and wise man whose ideas would actually improve America, if only the Congress would simply roll over and implement his ideas.

If Obama is either smart of wise or has had a single good idea, he has done a fine job of keeping it concealed up until now.


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