America Has Officially Been Downgraded to a 'Flawed Democracy'

The U.S.—memorably described by Ronald Reagan as a “shining city upon a hill” inspiring the rest of the world—is now a “flawed democracy,” according to an influential think tank. The 2016 edition of the annual democracy index from the Economist Intelligence Unit downgraded America from a “full democracy” to a “flawed democracy.” The report cited the…


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