As for ‘democracy’, plenty of people (me included) are not at all sure we have it, and wouldn’t be that keen on it if we did.
Defending the Old European Order, which was unplugged by the 28th President of those United States
and otherwise rejecting anything Wilsonian or related,
wherever it might be
Writes Nyan Sandwich over at More Right:
The Median Voter Theorem is an interesting result in the theory of democracy that ought to form a prominent piece in the bedrock of any discussion of electoral politics. The result, in short, is that in certain conditions, two political parties will each take all voters on each side of the median voter, and they will both serve the desires of the median voter. The theorem could use some strengthening; its assumptions are rather ambitious, but it is likely that a slightly weaker version is true in many more circumstances.Over at LewRockwell.com, says David Stockman:
My humble thesis tonight is that the entire 20th Century was a giant mistake.Over at The American Conservative, Justin Raimondo reflects on Russia.
Over the course of the next four decades the newly united Germany would become one of the most dynamic and exciting countries in the world, with more Nobel prizes than Britain, France, and the United States combined, a rapidly growing economy, and a glittering and vibrant culture.
Peter Hitchens has read the history of the Russian Revolution by Richard Pipes. Mr. Hitchen notes:
Pipes notes that , in return for ‘support of Ukrainian National aspirations' Lenin was paid a subsidy and given help with his efforts to overthrow the Russian Imperial Government. ‘The Union received funds from *both Vienna and Berlin* and operated under the supervision of the Austrian Minister of Foreign Affairs’. And the man who fixed Lenin up with this little job was that extraordinary figure of intrigue and mystery, Parvus Helphand, who also helped arrange the famous sealed train, by which the Bolshevik bacillus was inserted into Petrograd by Ludendorff (more German interference in Russian affairs).Theodore Harvey celebrates the twin birth in Monaco.