How democracies perish…

How democracies perish: Never was the title of Jean-François Revel’s 1983 book more appropriate than in these dark times for liberal values. Far from living the end of history, nonchalantly predicted by a a bright Straussian political thinker in 1989, we witness the vindictive comeback of reactionary (I measure my terms) forces and ideas belonging to the age of tyranny (the title of Elie Halévy’s famous lecture in the 1930s). This is is Havel post-communist nightmare coming true. And all this debacle is happening under Western eyes…

 

Comment les démocraties finissent par Revel

 

http://hungarianfreepress.com/2017/04/24/ignatieffs-last-stand-in-budapest/

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