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Anyone who pays the slightest attention to world news (not, admittedly, a very large percentage of US citizens, but let’s keep going anyway) knows we’re in the closing phase of our two-plus century experiment with representative democracy. While most people remain fixated on unimportant details, imagining that it matters who the next Democratic candidate is or what the Irish Backstop solution will be, the far-sighted understand that it’s no…