Consider Brexit, the election of US President Donald Trump, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s referendum, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s policy of state-sanctioned murder and Hungary’s drift towards a new authoritarianism.
“Democracy is dead,” say the disheartened.
“It’s time to bury democracy,” pounds one Tunisian pro-Sharia party.
These mantras, circulated widely through social media, have ricocheted around the world and were felt perhaps most viscerally in 2017.
It was a…