Apparently the World Just Wants the Trains to Run on Time

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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.

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