What Ahmadinejad’s Win Means for Iran, Israel and the U.S. | Newsweek International | Newsweek.com
"Your people, sir—your people is a great beast!" the American founding father Alexander Hamilton is supposed to have spluttered at a dinner party more than two centuries ago. He was not a fan of popular democracy, much less of what would later be called populism: he deemed the people too emotional, too volatile, too inclined to vote against their own best interests. And there probably are a good number of analysts in Europe and the United States who feel that way about the voters who just returned President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to power in Iran.
Okay we get it, Iran and the BNP in the UK. Democracy is the road to fascism in difficult times. Enough already.