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2/10/10: The Problems of American Government

(c) Seamus Murphy for The Atlantic

By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, Utah – Journalist James Fallows sees a lot the world can envy of the United States: plenty of food, a great university system, a culture of innovation. But he says there's one thing he's never heard while reporting overseas: "I wish we had a Senate like yours." In fact, Fallows says that for America to be robust, it has to re-imagine a governing system that is out-dated and dysfunctional. Wednesday, he joins us to explain.

  • Read James Fallows' article "How American Can Rise Again" in the Jan/Feb 2010 issue of The Atlantic

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