January 10, 2021

Mobocracy: Is it just in Trumpistan?

In the light of the US Capitol breach and the violence that followed, Shankkar Aiyar opines in The New Indian Express, on what the said events reveal about the practice of democracy around the globe.

 

Excerpts:

 

"The shattering of glass in the chambers at the Capitol symbolised the fragility and vulnerability of democracy when faced with mobocracy. The riveting image of protesters posing inside the chambers under the emblematic motto of the US, ‘E Pluribus Unum’ which is Latin for ‘out of the many, one’, symbolised the upending of the essence of democracy. "

 

"The inadequacies of democratic systems to address inequities, the rise of the few at the cost of the many, the inequality of opportunity and wealth is fuelling normalisation of the seductive idea of the suzerainty of an individual over sovereign institutions."

 

Read the full article here.

Topic : State Capacity / In : OP-EDS
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