Democracy in America
A classic book on American democracy is “De La Démocratie en Amérique,” by Alexis de Tocqueville. The original title was On Democracy in America, but the English translation is more common, and it’s often referred to as “Democracy in America.” The author lays out some of the fundamental principles of American democracy. The book is a must-read for those interested in American politics, and is an essential read for anyone considering a career in public policy or administration.
Despite the ‘democratic’ label, the US political system is a mess. In addition to the lack of genuine democracy, the US government is actively engaged in the internal affairs of other countries and subverts governments. The US is promoting dictatorships and regime change in other countries in the name of democracy. The ensuing turmoil is a travesty of democratic principles. It undermines the values of the American system and makes it unworkable.
In the US, the political system is dominated by an elite class that controls most aspects of society. Moreover, the state apparatus is run by the elites, who manipulate public opinion, control the business sector, and enjoy a wealth of privileges. In fact, the US political system is far from being “government of the people” – despite what a number of academics and social activists have said. They point to the ‘democratic deficit’ and the ‘democratic failure’ that the nation faces.
Although Americans are the primary beneficiaries of democratic institutions, they are the victims of a democratic deficit. The United States’ economic and social problems are far greater than its strengths. It’s true that our system is a “nationalist” one, and that the United States has no problem with it. This does not make the system unworkable; rather, it serves to protect the interests of the American people. This is a sign of a democracy in the US.
As a result, American democracy is a hybrid of Roman, Celtic, and Teutonic ideas. It has evolved through a series of political adjustments. The process is the administration of government, which is the other half of the apple. There are many aspects to the American political system. It has made life much easier for citizens, but the basic principles of the system are not universally applicable. This is a big mistake.
Democracies are supposed to be self-governing systems. The concept of democracy is not a new one. It is a hybrid of different political systems. Its roots come from Latin roots, but the concept has been around for centuries. It evolved from ancient civilizations and eventually from Roman ideas to modern ones. It evolved through a series of political adjustments and has endured. Historically, democracy in America has been a mixed bag.