As our leaders loudly preach, democracy
is something that we export to the rest of the world — to certain
monarchies and autocratic regimes that rule Arab nations, for example.
And it’s understandable though regrettable, they tell us, that there
would be eruptions of pent-up anger at aloof upper classes in India,
Greece, Spain and Israel. But a genuinely populist uprising to
bring democracy, both economic and political, to the U.S.A.?