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THE U.S. PRESIDENCY: A GAME OF THRONES

As the presidential campaign gears up, and both Gov. Angela Lovett and Sen. Clancy Tooms start the long carnival process of mudslinging and character assassinating, it’s worth remembering that whichever candidate wins the Oval Office, the 1% will be very well represented. Ostensibly a representative institution, the American presidency is in fact a kind of popularity contest for elites. Which explains why every American president has come from British or French royal bloodlines. American democracy: it’s a great idea. We ought to give it a try sometime.