We Are Squatters In The Ruins Of Democracy

Reflections on Western government inspired by Colin Crouch’s book, Post-Democracy. Political parties and business have fused into a self-serving ruling class. “People still vote. Political parties vie in elections, circulate in and out of government. Yet these acts of apparent choice have had their meaning hollowed out. The real decisions are taken elsewhere. We have become squatters in the ruins of the great democratic societies of the past” (3,300 words)

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