What has failed in the U.S.?
Democracy? No. We have failed democracy.
Public education ? No. We have failed public education.
The free press? No. We have failed the free press.
Capitalism? No. This is exactly how capitalism works–consuming all and laying waste to democracy, human dignity, and equity.
Of all that is the U.S., capitalism is working as it is designed to work.
And that is our greatest failure.