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