The Ties That Used to Bind
The Decay of American Political Institutions

We have a problem, but we can’t see it clearly because our focus too often discounts history.

Appeared in: Volume 9, Number 3 | Published on: December 8, 2013

Francis Fukuyama is Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute of Stanford University. This essay is based on material from Political Order and Political Decay, forthcoming in September 2014 from Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

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