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Tories must forget the liberal elite and try a dose of traditional values


Democracy is not in crisis but it is feeling battered in much of the rich world at present, and is experiencing a “demand and supply” problem. Voters have become more demanding, less deferential towards authority of all kinds, better educated and better armed (with the internet and social media). At the same time, democracies are struggling to supply some of the good things that they have been associated with in the past — such as ever-improving standards of living, accountable decision-making (as globalisation removes more decisions from the nation) and a sense of a broad equalisation of status and esteem among citizens. The last of those supply problems arises in our “diploma democracies” — political systems in which the main political parties and broader public sphere…


Source: The Times April 20, 2019 23:00 UTC



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