Pandering to fear, apologists for the oligarchy are embracing elitist totalitarianism as an antidote to a political revolt against the system and its leaders.
In Response to Trump, Another Dangerous Movement Appears
02 July 16
Fears of demagoguery are provoking a frightening swing in the other direction
The “too much democracy” train rolls on.
Last week’s Brexit vote prompted pundits and social media mavens to wonder aloud if allowing dumb people to vote is a good thing.
Now, the cover story in TheAtlantic magazine features the most aggressive offering yet in an alarming series of intellectual-class jeremiads against the dangers of democracy.
In “How American Politics Went Insane,” Brookings Institute Fellow Jonathan Rauch spends many…
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