We all get screwed by demagogues

When a Third World nation allows a demagogue to come to power, its people get screwed, its neighbors get annoyed or threatened, and it essentially resigns itself to remaining a Third World nation. When the most powerful nation in the world allows a demagogue to come to power, its people get screwed, its neighbors get annoyed or threatened, and it essentially becomes the most dangerous nation in the world. But the real problem arises when demagogues become unhinged—and they always do. You can count on it. What then?

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