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300tube Vox   8 November, 2016
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Donald Trump's success reveals a frightening weakness in American democracy

Ezra Klein on the lesson of the 2016 presidential campaign: "A republic, if you can keep it."

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Donald Trump’s nearness to the presidency rests on two separate accomplishments — or, if you prefer, two separate institutional failures — that are often conflated. The first is his victory in the Republican Party’s presidential primaries. The second is his consolidation of elite Republicans, and of the Republican-leaning electorate. But it's important to zoom out, and make a structural analysis of what allowed these things to happen.  And believe it or not, that’s where things get scary. For more on this weak-point in American democracy, read Ezra's longer version of this piece at Vox.com: http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2016/11/7/13532178/donald-trump-american-democracy-weakness

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