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Response to eppur_se_muova (Original post)

Sat Mar 13, 2021, 04:22 PM

2. An observation from Anne Applebaum's book "Twilight of Democracy"

The movement to destroy a democracy is also a reaction against meritocracy, waged by people who cannot seem to do very well in the countries in which they find themselves, preferring an arrangement where loyalty and unquestioned obedience to the autocrat gets you farther than ingenuity, skill, hard work or education. (Paraphrasing a concept from her new book).

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