But you can’t capture the three branches of government if social institutions are working properly. Institutions such as the press, academia, media, and so on. And yet here too, American institutions failed, and failed catastrophically.
Sure you can. They have all been working perfectly fine: for money. America’s political failure is the inevitable result of an economic conquest of reality, aided by anyone and everyone seeking answers through money. Academics just make excuses for it until they can’t get more money. Media sells advertising via Spectacle. Government does the bidding of religiously fanatical consumers who worship their brands as they work for the capitalist system and children are educated by their advertisers. The so-called “right wing” is not very far right of the consuming Left. None will stop buying products, gasoline or entertainment, and the politically correct suppliers (local farms, services and arts) don’t have a ghost of an influence on the massive complexity of the System of systems.