Saturday March 3, 2012 12:36 am Leave a comment
Excellent summary of “the problem” though I regret it is so tightly focussed on America. America is merely catching up on the authoritarianism which the vast majority of the human population already live under. Most of Asia is deeply authoritarian. As are the Arab states and most of Africa.
Europe is now by far the most liberal zone but it is following in the wake of the United States. South America alone has shown some encouraging signs of movement in the opposite direction.
America’s problem, though, is on a different scale. There is no country I can easily think of which harbours anything like the deep schism in its own society. I have been concerned about the prospects for a second American Civil War for some time now. And this piece doesn’t provide much in the way for reassurance on that score…