Author: Claudio Farrugia

Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821), a diplomat in the post-French Revolution period, was an ardent monarchist, a supporter of the social hierarchy and a key figure in Counter-Enlightenment. He is not recognised as a champion of democratic principles, however, he is ascribed as the author of the famous quote that “Every nation has the government it deserves”, which remains very relevant. If a country has a bad government, it is because its population is either complacent or complicit. Corruption has many faces: it includes bribery, trading in influence, abuse of office, nepotism and conflict of interest. It has a high economic…

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