The fall of Boris Johnson: any democracy should look to his case and ask if it is enabling machiavellian leaders

Stephen Coleman, University of Leeds Boris Johnson’s resignation as prime minister is not just a portentous political event. His time in office – and the nature of his departure – throw up vital questions about democratic values and institutions. Blaming the failings of an entire political culture on the moral deficiencies of one leader might make us feel righteous, but most of us know that the...

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