The situation in the USA is become so serious that even Brexit-Watch has diverted its attention to address the fundamentals behind this issue.
In truth the ills that currently afflict our cousins over the pond are not dissimilar to those which afflict the EU, or, as the author aptly notes, those of the erstwhile Soviet Union, arising as they do from the ever misguided delusion that bureaucratic control from the centre is the way to Utopia.
Today, in the age of technology, we must add the untried but probably equally flawed belief that the application of technology by whatever elites control the centre will convert that delusion into a real Utopia - somehow I personally would not wish to find out.
Utopia or Dystopia? Read and Judge.