Given that healthcare reform in America is now the "law of the land," I continue to ponder the underlying philosophical themes that might explain the political changes now underway. My previous writings have argued that America is witnessing the final collapse of elitism, accompanied by the "beginning of the end" for populism, as pluralism unfolds to become the political "motif" of our time. Whether we like it or not, the old "white male" regimes of past (both elitist and populist) are withering as a pluralist electorate and agenda takes deep root across out nation's landscape. The fledgling "tea party" movement pales in comparison to the pluralist pagentry that is in celebration of the future. By all accounts, the pluralist political machine is grinding down the elitist and populist political structures in detail. From where I sit, American democracy is in reform, as the pundits of the old retire generationally. Indeed, we are witnessing a rebirth of democracy in our time.
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