A 'Basic Dictatorship' Problem
Bowden, James W.J. “A ‘Basic Dictatorship’ Problem” The Dorchester Review 6, no. 1 (Autumn-Winter 2016): 84-87.
4 Pages Posted: 17 Mar 2017
Date Written: December 22, 2016
This article examines the political Romanticism of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, which animates his political thought and is ultimately the root cause of his self-professed admiration for basic dictatorships in China and Cuba and his belief in the myth that authoritarian regimes are inherently more efficient than liberal democracies. In reality, good government fundamentally depends upon a strong link between taxation, representation, and expenditure, which bind together the accountability and responsibility of the government and the consent of the governed.
Keywords: Political Romanticism
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