Lessons from the rise of strongmen in weak states

Jun 14, 07:35 PM

In continental Europe we look at how democracy suffers under strongmen like Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who will face Turkey’s voters on June 24th after having locked up or purged more than 200,000 people over the past few years for political reasons. Around the world, from the Philippines to Venezuela, the least-bad system of government ever devised is in trouble. It needs defenders