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How the founding fathers' concept of 'Minority Rule' is alive and well today

Journalist Ari Berman says the founding fathers created a system that concentrated power in the hands of an elite minority — and that their decisions continue to impact American democracy today.

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How the Founding Fathers' concept of 'Minority Rule' is alive and well today

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