February 15th, 2017

Иван Дурак

George Friedman, "Technocracy, Liberal Democracy and the Division of Our Time"

The idea that expertise ought to guide our political life is at odds with the principle of national self-determination

The experts ... genuinely know many vital things

- But in thinking of global problems, they tend to think of national boundaries as impediments to solutions
- and national self-determination as being of value, as long as nations understand that there is a problem
- that they are unlikely to solve it or even understand it,
- and they are prepared to cede authority to the experts, the technocrats.
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