A Radical Plan to Change American Politics

From the term-limitation movement to the rise of Ross Perot, the signs of discontent with the political status quo are everywhere. Our author outlines a plan channel that discontent in an innovative direction, one that would make the House of Representatives more democratic and more responsive to the variety of opinion to be found in the country and that would break the monopoly on power enjoyed by the two parties. “Because of our peculiar electoral law, ” he writes, “the American government is divided between two parties. The American people are not”