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Our Dysfunctional Constitution and Alternative Democracies

program date: 
Mon, 04/16/2012

Tom Becker reads  David Michael Green's CounterPunch essay: "A Very Sick Country: deep maladies of the body politic". Green argues that, while it's not all bad, core features of the American political system -- the president, the electoral system, judicial review, state ownership and the separations of powers -- are either counterproductive to democracy or at best antiquated. He then goes on to make the case for a unitary parlimentary government, like most of the rest of the democratic world uses.

David Michael Green is a professor of political science at Hofstra University in New York.  He is delighted to receive readers’ reactions to his articles ([email protected]), but regrets that time constraints do not always allow him to respond.  More of his work can be found at his website,

  • Title: OMVH April 16 2012
  • Track: 1
  • Genre: Other
  • Length: 8:20 minutes (7.63 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)


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