Political theorists have been worrying about mob rule for 2,000 years

Written by unsigned 16 January 2021

“The invasion of America’s Capitol by mobs of President Donald Trump’s supporters on January 6th was a reminder of the danger of playing with fire...it is doubly naive to expect that mobs will set limits; it is in their nature to run out of control” (The Economist, 2021).

Publisher: The Economist

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Categories: Authoritarianism, Tools of Democracy