Mis­un­der­stand­ing

Bulletin - - Jobs Of The Future -

Un­for­tu­nately, Mr. Fukuyama mis­un­der­stood Brexit and “Trump­ism.” His first mis­take was to use the term pop­ulism so dis­dain­fully. Fukuyama seems to think that democ­racy is all right as long as peo­ple make what he deems “cor­rect and wise” de­ci­sions. In fact, how­ever, democ­racy is what­ever the ma­jor­ity of vot­ers de­cide. Brexit and Trump’s elec­tion were great mo­ments for democ­racy. Changes like these pro­tect us from bru­tal revo­lu­tions. These two events are ra­tio­nal re­sponses by the peo­ple of two coun­tries with a long tra­di­tion of democ­racy. The vot­ers want to pro­tect their jobs, their stan­dard of liv­ing and their cul­tural val­ues. Vic­tor Lopez, Rothe­say, New Brunswick, Canada

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