The Failure of Modern Western Democracy

In my humble opinion the problem with the current system in the USA, and also Western Europe, is the introduction of too much democracy at the state and national level, and too little at the local level. Mencken once said, “Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.”

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Alexander Hay is a US lawyer now living in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia. Some have accused him of being a curmudgeon, but what do they know???? Noisy kids!

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Alexander Hay

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Alexander Hay is a US lawyer now living in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia. Some have accused him of being a curmudgeon, but what do they know???? Noisy kids!

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