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Counterpoint: Democracy and dog's eyes

Democracy has been a bit on the nose since the Trump presidential election and the Brexit referendum. Some things are 'just too important to be decided by the people' ranted one English newspaper, the 'tyranny of the mob was about to overrun us' said another. Dr Roslyn Fuller disagrees. She argues that in reality 'the average person is really quite stable and straightforward', and that, 'his or her opinions tend to be fairly grounded and resilient'. So what's going on ? Is there some disconnect here or is it that some people are just sore losers?

Listen to the interview on ABC Australia


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