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On the Dangers of Democracy

Posted on AllSides January 22nd, 2020
From The Right
role of government, democracy, authoritarianism
OPINION

The rising authoritarianism of our time is not an aberration.

‘Living in a democracy is no longer protection from authoritarianism,” Joshua Keating argues in Slate. One quibble: Living in a democracy never offered protection from authoritarianism — democracy has as often been the handmaiden of authoritarianism.

For more than a century, we have used “democracy” as a shorthand for good and decent government, and also to indicate a distinctly progressive American view of good government. The founding father of American progressivism, Woodrow Wilson, demanded a war, because, as he said,...

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