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Caught between apathy and anger

Larry Jacobs laments the loss of trust of the American democratic system.

Yet America's mood remains far too mercurial for clear-cut predictions. When an electorate conveys this degree of disaffection, it is prone to unexpected swings. "We seem to be living in an age of disenchantment with democracy," says Mr Jacobs. "Trust in the system has almost entirely vanished."
January 13, 2012

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