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Millennials rapidly losing interest in democracy

Keith Breene |  30 October 2017

Not long ago, liberal democracy was regarded by many as not just the best form of government, but the inevitable form of government. At the end of the Cold War, Francis Fukuyama famously called the end of history: democracy had won, everything else had failed.

In 2017, that view looks naive. New research warns that democracy’s fan base is shrinking, especially among younger people.

 


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