We haven’t had a democracy for a long time – Part 6
This installment of the series of articles critical of democracy by Allensbach political scientist and science journalist Wolfgang J. Koschnick deals with the fact that most politicians today are professional politicians. The representatives of the political parties in the parliaments have set themselves up as a state within the state and have transformed the state into a party state. This power cartel decides on everything that goes on in the state: on the national debt, on education and health care, on taxes and duties, on the location of courts and on the construction of roads. Almost imperceptibly, the party state has developed into a monopoly of power that has completely alienated itself from the people – who are, after all, the constitutional sovereign.
Part 5: A form of mild functionary dictatorship