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5/02/2018 2:58 pm  #1

I Wonder

Why is this term trending among political writers and historians?  


1Government by the least suitable or competent citizens of a state.

‘the danger is that this will reduce us to kakistocracy’
‘every government that has existed since the ancient Greeks has been a prime example of kakistocracy’

1.1c ount noun A state or society governed by its least suitable or competent citizens.
‘the modern regime is at once a plutocracy and a kakistocracy’

‘the man in the street must share part of the blame for allowing such a kakistocracy to entrench itself’

Early 19th century: from Greek kakistos ‘worst’ + -cracy.

We live in a time in which decent and otherwise sensible people are surrendering too easily to the hectoring of morons or extremists. 

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