These are mere symptoms of a much deeper but poorly understood problem. It can be stated directly in one sentence: Elections no longer change the character of our government.
But along with the increasing concentration of power in the hands of unaccountable experts is the equal concentration of authoritative public opinion in the hands of the experts and their media-academic allies. . . “Public opinion is in the hands of a national elite. That public opinion, the whole of the public discourse about what is political in America, is in the hands of very few.”
-thus Stephen Hayward