Sunday, December 13, 2009

Result from a poll by The Economist

I wonder about this. The vast majority of the respondents say that under no circumstances would an authoritarian government be better than a democratic one. How about an authoritarian government under an enlightened genius with the best interests of the governed paramount versus a democratic government which is corrupt and inefficient, in the hands of a prejudiced mob? What indeed does such a question mean to the respondents.

What are the respondents thinking of who do not think democratic government is best, but who think authoritarian governments can never be better than democratic ones? Maybe they just think the questions are stupid.

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