Are we living under a ‘kakistocracy’: government by the worst?

In 1787, as Benjamin Franklin left the final session of the Constitutional Convention, he was asked what form of government the delegates had given America. “A Republic,” he answered, “if you can keep it.” Spoiler alert: we didn’t. In 1963, Leonard Read warned Americans that “our once-upon-a-time Republic” was degenerating into something else; “we are […]