I seriously don’t have the courage to click on this link, so I’ll just share the tweet:
Share of the population who believe it is a good thing to have a ‘strong leader’ without elections or parliament https://t.co/6mpKbfe5Ym pic.twitter.com/oAVEUfuYJj
— Pedro da Costa (@pdacosta) December 8, 2016
Looking for a silver lining? The US is moving toward authoritarianism slower than the other countries. And Germany, which has some recent experience with this sort of thing, remains pretty committed to elections and so forth.
Then again, Russia, Spain, and China have some recent experience with authoritarian governments too, and that’s not stopping them from losing faith in democracy.