Has the Political Establishment Failed America?

Has the political establishment failed America? Whether they voted for Trump or Sanders or none of the above, millions of Americans say the answer is yes – and that the system benefits the elites at the expense of everyone else. Others say that despite its flaws, the political establishment has been a force for unparalleled stability, prosperity and equality — and that it is now the only thing standing between America and the abyss. Is it time for the old guard to come to the rescue or to make way for a new political reality?

Arguing in favour of the motion were Michael Eric Dyson of Georgetown University and William Howell of UChicago.

Arguing against the motion were Jennifer Rubin of the Washington Post and Eric Oliver of UChicago.

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