Two Cheers For Uncle sam
Kent Weaver, in The Brookings Review (FallFor U~ZC/~Sam 1985), Brookings Institution, 1775
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Washington is not a model of efficiency.
With power divided among three governmental branches (including a bicameral legislature) and two heterogeneous political parties, Arneri- ca's regime is often criticized for being slow-moving and indecisive. Those who fault the US. system often cite England and Canada as examples of lean, smooth-running democracies....