Writing for The Atlantic, Brookings Institution senior fellow Jonathan Rauch examines the political environment that led to the rise of Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz. Rauch argues that “chaos syndrome” made it possible. He explores the political reforms that paved the way for the ongoing turmoil in Congress, a cynical public disgruntled with career politicians and “political sociopaths” running for president. While always politically neutral, getAbstract recommends this analysis to political junkies interested in the inner workings of the US Congress and US politics in general.
In this summary, you will learn
- How “chaos syndrome” has affected the US political system,
- How political middleman previously protected the system, and
- What potential solutions could fix the ongoing problems.
About the Author
Jonathan Rauch works as a contributing editor for The Atlantic and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.
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3 years agoConsidering Clinton endorsed much of Sanders platform, we can no longer consider his ideas "fringe".