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Roberts: What I Learned at Davos: The Future of Democracy Is Secure

 What I Learned at Davos: The Future of Democracy Is Secure

Jan 31, 2024

Kevin D. Roberts, Ph.D.


Heritage Trustee since 2023

I recently attended the World Economic Forum’s Fifty-Fourth Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. The theme was “rebuilding trust,” and today, I can truly say that I’ve never been more hopeful about the future of democracy.

That’s not because I was impressed by the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ shock at “the systemic undermining of principles and standards” or convinced by Chinese Communist Party Premier Li Qiang’s case for “all sides” to “treat each other with sincerity and work in the same direction.” Nor was I particularly persuaded by Professor Klaus Schwab’s call for more “open, transparent conversations” as I watched him and his friends set the agenda for the Great Reset while hobnobbing in a remote town in the Swiss Alps.

The reason I am confident about the future of democracy is because these elites are profoundly unimpressive.

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