Friday, 11 April 2014
Questioning Democracy Goes Mainstream?
What’s going on? Criticising the occult of Democracy has suddenly gone mainstream?
Just within the past few weeks, I’ve read, with utter disbelief, first in The Economist, then The Washington Post, warnings that Democracy could collapse unless reformed. Even Professor Francis Fukuyama, writer of “The End of History and the Last Man” who declared liberal democracy to be the ultimate political model of mankind, has joined rank. It’s like witnessing the Vatican expressing doubt over the Genesis.
I’ve listed the links of these incredible but excellent essays below, plus a couple of my old blasphemous pieces which questioned the viability of Democracy, especially when coupled with extreme capitalism and mass petulance. Hey, these “eccentric and cynical” views are now kinda mainstream! I still find it difficult to take in, and wonder what the catch is. . .
ON THIS BLOG
Democracy Mission — A Conspiracy Theory
Democracy Debate and Chinaman’s House (a satirical flash fiction)
IN RESPECTABLE AND PREDICTABLE MEDIA
Democracy in Trouble? (The Economist)
American Democracy Headed to Extinction (The Washington Post)
(Chinese Translation of Francis Fukuyama's essay)