Spain: between the mountains and Russian roulette

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Democratic politics has ceased to be democratic to become a spectacle. Populism is triumphing and imposing its dynamics. The deliberative institutionality suffers the assault of gimmicky irrationality and the country is in the hands of politicians who behave like teenagers who have turned liberal democracy into an impulsive chat full of dangerous occurrences. The problem is that when respect for democracy is lost with capital letters and the rules of the game of prudence, ethics and intelligence are broken, it begins to have its days numbered. First, it declines with lower case letters and, later, it is erased with the rubber of authoritarianism without anyone moving a finger over it.

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