Thought of the day

…and a terrifying one at that!

Eric X. Li, a Chinese venture capitalist and political scientist on how China’s Communist Party may be ushering in the beginning of a “post-democratic” world.

In the next decade, China will continue to rise, not fade. The country’s leaders will consolidate the one party model and, in the process, challenge the West’s conventional wisdom about political development and the inevitable march toward electoral democracy. In the capital of the Middle Kingdom, the world might witness the birth of a post-democratic future.

H/T Tania M.