1920s Essay Conclusion
And democracy’s problems run deeper than mere numbers suggest.
Many nominal democracies have slid towards autocracy, maintaining the outward appearance of democracy through elections, but without the rights and institutions that are equally important aspects of a functioning democratic system.
Meanwhile, the Chinese Communist Party has broken the democratic world’s monopoly on economic progress.
Even in established democracies, flaws in the system have become worryingly visible and disillusion with politics is rife.
Yet just a few years ago democracy looked as though it would dominate the world.
Freedom House reckons that 2013 was the eighth consecutive year in which global freedom declined, and that its forward march peaked around the beginning of the century.
Between 19 the cause of democracy experienced only a few setbacks, but since 2000 there have been many.