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The Anti-Democratic Nature of Liberalism

Discussion in 'theory, philosophy & history' started by redsquirrel, Oct 31, 2016.

  1. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge The Elders of the Internet know who I am

    Pleasingly few names on the petition, though. Maybe nobody thinks they're competent to add their name.
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  2. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    another example for the thread today - Matthew D'ancona Brexit is putting me off this whole ‘will of the people’ idea | Matthew d’Ancona

    im not sure though how much this has to do with Liberalism. Its seems much more a class thing, a certain type of arrogant middle/upper class people who fear and distrust the opinions of those below them. I don't see a direct causal connection with liberalism, though clearly there will be a big overlap between the ideology and that class.

    I hated the Brexit campaign and the way it was run, but i did enjoy the fact there was a referendum and the tiny sense of empowerment that brought. Id love to see a Swiss model here in the UK
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  3. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    still at 10.
  4. redsquirrel

    redsquirrel This Machine Kills Progressives

    Very nasty piece in the Guardian today by two professor's of government at Harvard.
    Lovely, the actual coup against Chavez (or Erdogan for that matter) are ignored and instead he becomes the subverter of democracy.

    Strange I thought it was the US support of dictators that destroyed democracies in Latin America.

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