Politics

There’s Nothing Wrong with Democracy

Few people nowadays will admit that they dislike democracy. But the Brexit result, and the reactions to it in the press and on social media, have finally convinced me of something I had long suspected. Democracy, even in countries where the practice is long-established, is not as popular as it seems. One or two friends of mine have openly admitted that they are having doubts about democratic government. They tell me that democracy is all very well in small doses, but that it is dangerous to give everyone the vote, which should, perhaps, be reserved for people with a certain…

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