2. Alexander Hamilton, Fareed Zakaria and Walter Lippmann each engage in various ways with the obstacles confronting a democratic republic such as our own United States of America. Some of theses obstacles are the inevitable result of human nature and self-interest; others are the consequence of more modern developments that have created a gap between the original expectations of an engaged and informed citizenry and the actual mechanisms by which the public now acquires and acts upon its knowledge of public affairs. Take an issue from our current-day politics, either domestical or international (i.e., one that has become the subject of political dispute and multiple proposed solutions), and analyze how it is subject to the difficulties and distortions described by any or all of the three writers listed above. You are not obligated to propose a solution, but you could suggest what would have to change (either with respect to the parties in the dispute, its presentation in the media, or people?s perceptions generally) in order for there to be a clearer picture of what is to be done.

the specific pieces my professor is referring to which should be used are “The Future of Freedom” by Fareed Zakaria and “Public Opinion” by Walter Lippmann. Please answer the question using Fareed Zakaria’s writing, add the other selection if applicable. Any writing from Alexander Hamilton thats relevant can be used. as for the other two, it must come from those pieces. also please make sure that the works cited are all from the internet.

the portion of “The Future of Freedom” used in class is labeled “Chapter 5 Too Much of a Good Thing” with sections inside being named Indirect Democracy, Open for Business, Frozen in the Past, The Mischiefs of Faction, The Decline of Parties, The Money Machine, Direct Democracy, and California Dreaming… please strongly use The Future of Freedom for the paper, and stick within these sections/ this chapter of it.