Eagle: Matt Taibbi on Insider Lunatics

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In Response to Trump, Another Dangerous Movement Appears

Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone

Now, the cover story in The Atlantic magazine features the most aggressive offering yet in an alarming series of intellectual-class jeremiads against the dangers of democracy. In “How American Politics Went Insane,” Brookings Institute Fellow Jonathan Rauch spends many thousands of words arguing for the reinvigoration of political machines, as a means of keeping the ape-citizen further from power. He portrays the public as a gang of nihilistic loonies determined to play mailbox baseball with the gears of state.