And when the population no longer wants it?

Like the mood in August 1914, that of 1933 represented the actual power base of the coming F├╝hrer state. There was a very widespread sense of release and liberation from democracy. What is a democracy to do when the majority of the population no longer wants it? There was a desire for something genuinely new: popular rule without parties, a popular leader figure. – Sebastian Haffner, 1987

Pawel Kuczynski



Erdogan and Putin represent an unusual view quite different from liberal democracy, far closer to the alternative form of authoritarian democracy. For them democracy is a form of government where the will of the popular majority is fully represented by an individual, to be implemented by that individual without regard for institutional or legal constraints. – Alexander Woolfson

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