POLITICS

The Shutdown Prophet

10/05/2013 11:34 am ET | Updated Dec 05, 2013
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n a merciful twist of fate, Juan Linz did not quite live to see his prophecy of the demise of American democracy borne out. Linz, the Spanish political scientist who died last week, argued that the presidential system, with its separate elections for legislature and chief executive, was inherently unstable.

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