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Jeb Bush has joined Hillary Clinton and Rand Paul on the list of potential presidential candidates from established political families. The death last week of Mario M. Cuomo, the three-term governor of New York, only hours after his son Andrew was inaugurated for a second term, highlights the weight of dynasties in American politics.
Are dynasties bad for American democracy, or simply inevitable? How do they affect political power?