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Re: What is wrong with the western political class?
The essay is interesting but has a fatal flaw. It talks in generalities instead of specifics. It doesn't name names or give examples, just paints an overall picture that while accurate fails to engage. The author doesn't understand that a dry intellectual exercise using abstract terms lacks the quality to make the reader empathise and feel something as well as comprehend it. As in rule 101 to aspiring writers: Show Don't Tell.