Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Unwisdom of Crowds

Anne Applebaum at The New Republic
"In fact, the creation of democratic institutions—courts, legal systems, bills of rights—is a long and tedious process that often doesn’t interest foreign journalists at all. Tunisia’s ratification of a new constitution earlier this year represented the most significant achievement of the Arab Spring to date, but the agonizing negotiations that led up to that moment were hard for outsiders to understand—and not remotely telegenic."
(via Mickey Kaus Twitter feed)