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By David Warren, The Catholic Thing, Feb. 25, 2022

David Warren is a former editor of the Idler magazine and columnist in Canadian newspapers. He has extensive experience in the Near and Far East. …

David WarrenWinston Churchill – who, when I last checked, had not yet been canonized by the Church – made the argument we’ve all heard for democracy: “It is the worst form of government, except for all the others.” E.M. Forster’s “two cheers for democracy” might complete our non-extravagant survey. Still, I find it over-the-top.

Our political order is invested by wilder advocates of democracy; every faceless bureaucrat in our expanding police state may accompany his orders with this ideological justification. He is for democracy. Anyone who opposes him is an enemy of democracy. …

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