Our era of democracies damaging themselves
The US, UK and Israel show how voters can shoot themselves in the foot; is the world just getting too complicated or what?
We are taught to believe that democracy is more than just the least-bad system, a default we turn to because despotisms are awful. Human beings naturally seek positivity in their lives, and so we accept the supposed wisdom of the crowd: the public knows what’s best.
But reality is straining that idea to the breaking point.