When studying this topic many years ago, I found it amazing the the founding fathers recognized the perils of directly elected institutions. Today's Senate has become what the FF had feared would happen with directly elected Senators. Maybe worse: Western politicians work more for the benefit of their political party than their constiuents.
The FF built their system believing that political parties were not supposed to form. The formation of the parties kind of neutralized much of the good thinking in the Constitution (in my opinion).
We need to move back to the idea of removing political parties from democratic process.
I have been working on such a project for 24 years. You might be intersted.