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In his latest call to arms, Philip Kotler passionately argues that democracy is under grave threat. Too much money has entered politics, and its donors, often billionaires and corporations, now hold too much influence in favor of the 1%. Meanwhile, the voting system is flawed, too few citizens are politically informed, and many don’t vote. At the same time, major political parties are unable to agree on policies, Presidents are disempowered, and the real changes needed don’t occur. Kotler confronts this gloomy outlook positively with some potential solutions, as well as an invitation for you to get involved in the democratic issues that impact your life. Please visit www.democracyindecline.com for more around the issues raised by the book.

Reforming the Federal–States Relationship—Are the States Too Independent?
Reforming the Federal–States Relationship—Are the States Too Independent?

‘Only in the frictionless vacuum of a nonexistent abstract world can movement or change occur without that abrasive friction of conflict.’

Saul Alinsky

One of the reasons that the Articles of Confederation of May 1787 failed is that it gave too much power to the states. A stronger federal government was needed and it called for a new Constitution. The framers of the Constitution fought passionately over the balance of power between the states and the federal government. The 10th Amendment provided that powers not given to the federal government remain with the states or the people. This is still the understanding but many issues arise about whether Congress can ...

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