A good analysis of the advantages of proportional representation. I like the idea that a voter is more likely for vote for a party rather the picking the best of the worst.
Many western European countries adopted some version of proportional representation after WW2. They had a chance to shuck off the vestiges of the aristocracy and learn from other systems and mistakes previous to WW2. It is noteworthy that they did not copy the American electoral model, which, at time, was considered the greatest democracy in the world.
In a similar vein, the Founding Fathers copied a lot from the only living democracy of their time: the British. But they saw some flaws and made some adjustments.
So the question I would like to ask: “Is it not possible that we could create even a better system than the Germans?”
Or said in another way, “Is the German model the highest form of governance humanity can ever attain?”