Anthony Fieldman

Oct 27, 2020

12 min read

The Men Behind Democracy’s Curtain

The idea of representational government—of the people, by the people—has long underpinned the world’s most visible democracies. This was never how they actually worked. We’ve mostly stopped pretending they do.

Frank Morgan as the Wizard of Oz—aka “The Man Behind the Curtain” ©MGM Studios 1939