Saturday, April 8, 2017

The World Is Getting a Lot More Authoritarian | Alternet

The World Is Getting a Lot More Authoritarian | Alternet

The following is an excerpt from the new book The Despot's Accomplice: How the West is Aiding and Abetting the Decline of Democracy by Brian Klaas (Oxford University Press, April 2017):

For the first time since the end of the Cold War, the world is losing faith in democracy. Between Donald Trump’s rise in American politics and the predictable but self-inflicted "Brexit" economic shockwave, many are now openly asking what was previously an unthinkable question in the West: can people really be trusted with self-government? Is it time to ditch democracy and try something else?

  

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