Politics as a family business

Steve Sailer’s review of a couple of books on nepotism touches on a point that has struck me, that failed totalitarian states become nepotistic because social trust has vanished and other possible principles of cohesion have been destroyed. Since failed totalitarianism seems to be what we’re headed toward (totalitarianism doesn’t work, and advanced liberalism is totalitarian) nepotism no doubt has a bright future. It’s interesting, though, that at present political nepotism seems to be strong mostly in the Third World and in the United States. Or is there more of it in Europe and Japan than I’m aware of?

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