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Great Experiment

Conclusion: Transformational Suggestions for 'New America'

Glen Browder | Posted 05.30.2013 | Politics
Glen Browder

It is clear that our Great Experiment has been functioning -- or malfunctioning -- unacceptably for some time, due in part to the exaggerated, fragmented demands of democratic distemper in a changing America.

America's Future: The Promise of 'Obama Nation'

Glen Browder | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics
Glen Browder

I noted Barack Obama's formidable power as a transformational leader and partisan politician entering his second term as president. Now, I'd like to consider what America might look like when he leaves the White House.

Critical Juncture for Tired America

Glen Browder | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics
Glen Browder

We may have to ask ourselves a final, uncomfortable question: "How far can we pursue democratic ideals through limited, representative governance without succumbing to the inherent, destructive tendencies of democracy?"

So, Now You're Horrifically Hooked on 'Dying America?'

Glen Browder | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics
Glen Browder

We're exactly halfway through this series on "Barack Obama, Election 2012, and the Future of American Democracy." Let's take a look at the logic of my "dying" rhetoric in the previous eight discussions and where I'm going in the next eight posts.

What Do I Mean By 'Dying America?'

Glen Browder | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics
Glen Browder

In this series, I approach America as an organic system undergoing democratic alteration and degeneration and I pose important considerations as Obama America faces the transformational challenges of an adverse environment.

How Dare I Ask: Is America Dying?

Glen Browder | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics
Glen Browder

I have come to the disturbing suspicion that we may be drifting perilously away from the Great Experiment of American history. Anger, cynicism, extremism -- and a pernicious irrelevancy -- are taking their toll on our national democratic experiment.

Election 2012 and the Future of American Democracy

Glen Browder | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Glen Browder

Unfortunately, the American people seem to be stubbornly split into two camps about what we want America to mean and how we want America to work in a changing world.