Another doom-and-gloom article about the alleged failure of democracy. Is Europe now headed into the Age of Benign Dictatorships? Unlike the inGlorious Motherland, people could still criticise the government, who would then tell them to bugger off. Oh, hang on. That’s the current system, which is occasionally punctuated by another election after which nothing ever happens.
As I might’ve mentioned, I happened to stray back to the Political Compass just recently (where I’m still a left-wing liberal). Your average politician in a democratic country seems to be a right-wing authoritarian, who’s only a couple of steps short of declaring themselves President-for-Life, and then turning their governance of the country into a family firm. Mmmm. Does that mean the Arab world has become Europe and Europe will become the Arab world?