Dangers to Democracy

Kolakowski, Leszek
May 1990
Society;May/Jun90, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p77
Academic Journal
This article discusses the factors and forces which threaten democracy. One is the force of Sovietism. The second source of anti-democratic energy is the growth of malignant nationalism all over the world. The third factor is religious intolerance and theocratic aspirations. The fourth menace to democracy comes from terrorism and criminal violence. The fifth danger to democracy might come from the long-term changes that affect parts of our planet. The rapid pace of economic growth in the post-war decades has produced the mentality of endless expectations.


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