A volunteer places US flags at on the National Mall in Washington, representing some of the 200,000 lives lost during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Reuters A volunteer places US flags at on the National Mall in Washington, representing some of the 200,000 lives lost during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Reuters
A volunteer places US flags at on the National Mall in Washington, representing some of the 200,000 lives lost during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Reuters
Martin Powers
Opinion

Opinion

Martin Powers

How the coronavirus pandemic exposed the dark side of Western democracy

  • When policies harmful to the average citizen are conflated with democracy, what do Western statesmen mean when they castigate others for failing to adopt it?
  • In the post-pandemic world, it is no longer reasonable to claim that one ideology always generates good outcomes while all others lead to misery and death

A volunteer places US flags at on the National Mall in Washington, representing some of the 200,000 lives lost during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Reuters A volunteer places US flags at on the National Mall in Washington, representing some of the 200,000 lives lost during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Reuters
A volunteer places US flags at on the National Mall in Washington, representing some of the 200,000 lives lost during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Reuters
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