How Republics perish?

Buchanan’s article, How Republics Perish, seems to imply that we’re still a Republic.  The Republic is dead, and an American Hydra has taken the throne.  It’s draped with the symbols of the vanquished Republic, and hopes wrapping itself in the flag will fool enough people, that it really is their old Republic.

The Republic will be reborn only after we’ve fully realized that the Republic itself was murdered in its sleep 100 years ago.  Only by understanding the instrument of its demise will we be able to resurrect the Republic, and with it, liberty.