I don't think there's great wisdom in concentrating power in anyone's hands, be it a government or a transnational corporation. It's a question of necessity. Where else do we go to fix the global problems wrought by libertarian capitalistic enterprise, other than the government.

Of course, republics can degenerate into tyrannies, but we can also use Enlightenment principles to protect the progressive aspects of societies. That's why Trump wasn't able to rule like the king he wanted to be, because of the separation of powers in the American government.

But yes, the immense populism in the US and in other democracies should give neoliberals pause. Just because conservatism is vacuous as a political philosophy doesn't mean liberalism is flawless. I criticize both, as the links below demonstrate.

https://medium.com/the-apeiron-blog/top-three-criticisms-of-liberalism-4573ade44545?source=friends_link&sk=536aad69b045be0d44a73d5049988d4f

https://medium.com/discourse/the-ruse-of-joe-bidens-technocratic-centrism-4982c8f1ccbb?sk=bd68471d46779871273b5c3cfb444f75

https://medium.com/@benjamincain8/femininity-and-masculinity-in-american-politics-24e774288043?source=friends_link&sk=21e247efcbc74bbd7f2d8250fe644eaf

https://medium.com/discourse/why-democrats-are-as-nihilistic-as-transactional-trump-fa3a0f57573e?sk=483d890061a23663c01fa29c104f676e

Knowledge condemns. Art redeems. I learned that as an artistic writer who did a doctorate in philosophy. We should try to see the dark comedy in all things.

Knowledge condemns. Art redeems. I learned that as an artistic writer who did a doctorate in philosophy. We should try to see the dark comedy in all things.