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The single biggest cited threat to democracy is economic inequality (64%).
Noam Chomsky has been explaining the "Crisis of Democracy" for decades now. Here is one from the 1980s or so, and another version more recently. They both state very clearly that as far as the liberal establishment is concerned, the main problem with democracy is that there is too much of it, even in its current, enfeebled state.
This vid of Chomsky from a while back just popped up on my YouTube recommendation screen, and it is also very relevant to the topic of this thread. Short version: the intellectual class is equally comfortable obeying and propping up any existing power structure, be it communist or capitalist, in both cases making false claims that the bosses are democratically legitimate.
This is an enemy of democracy posing as a defender. There are many more who do the same. Beware these lying 'democratic' enemies who seek your capture not your freedom.
"Today in London, together with our partners and allies, we celebrated #WorldPressFreedomDay and the important role of media freedom in helping democracy to thrive." - Blinken -