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Democracy: you got some 'splainin' to do!

09/18/15 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: Politicks

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/13/sunday-review/are-western-values-losing-their-sway.html?ref=opinion

With the collapse of Communism, “what we may be witnessing,” Mr. Fukuyama wrote hopefully in 1989, “is the end point of mankind’s ideological evolution and the universalization of Western liberal democracy as the final form of human government.”

But couple the tightening of Chinese authoritarianism with Russia’s turn toward revanchism and dictatorship, and then add the rise of radical Islam, and the grand victory of Western liberalism can seem hollow, its values under threat even within its own societies.

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