After writing yesterday’s editorial, about Republican attacks on the American FBI, it occurred to me we’ve published more than a few stories about declining trust in institutions and what this means for Western democracy. So I’ve added a tag, trust in institutions, to help you find those stories more easily.
Here is my selection of the best ones.
- Falling Trust Makes Us More Vulnerable to Strongmen: When we lose trust in one another, we’re more likely to demand or accept strong-handed leadership. Read more
- Resist the Strongman’s Siren Call: America needs a national consensus for change, not a powerful individual to break the political deadlock. Read more
- To Save Us from Someone Like Trump, Look to Institutions: People have historically looked to “big men” for leadership. Institutions exist to rein them in. Read more