One-party autocracy certainly has its drawbacks. But when it is led by a reasonably enlightened group of people, as China is today, it can also have great advantages. That one party can just impose the politically difficult but critically important policies needed to move a society forward in the 21st century.
It's all eerily reminicient of leftists in this country who were enamoured of Hitler; that is up until he invaded the USSR and was suddenly a threat to their precious communists.
Two old-world lefties had a vicious cat fight. Who woulda ever thunk it.
OMG! That article was truly frightening!
What was worse were the comments:
“I wouldn’t want to live under a China-type autocracy, but lately I’ve been wondering if we’d have come out any worse had we remained with George III and England. All this ongoing talk, usually from conservatives, about the wisdom and foresight of the Founding Fathers is a bore. What kind of country did they leave behind when they died? We still had slavery, right? They hadn’t solved THAT, and the vote was still limited to white property-owning men.
Yes, George III was quite insane toward the end of his life, but, really, let’s give him another chance.”