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Fukuyama: 'Rational discussion' lacking on US debt

Is there any way out of the impasse between Democrats and Republicans over US debt-reduction plans?

Political scientist and author Francis Fukuyama explains how an "ideological rigidity and polarisation" that means the battling politicians "can't even begin a rational discussion".

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