They lived without perceiving the cold war, they do not know that it was the Soviet Union nor the Gulags, or what happened with Hitler in Europe. Military conscription was abolished in almost all West distorted ideas about national security, discipline and patriotism, and unique political literature you read is the electoral propaganda of the time. To understand what is the dialectical historical materialism they are waiting to make the film. In Latin America where the inability to read and write is part of the social scourges, the results are visible. The voter uses almost exclusively the consensus to decide their choice.
Among the irrationalities that characterize some, is the vote for tradition: my family was always to say Socialist, and I continue the tradition! This is the most superficial vote, but he enjoys respect. Those who vote for tradition believe having inherited a decisive and unquestionable religion. Indeed, for many policy is their religion. Marx said that religion is the opium of the people. I would say that Marxism is the religion of the morons.
There is no more failed philosophical conception, however Socialists are still hawking his hallucination and enriching to cost of the poor. The best political system according to Aristotle, is the aristocracy: the Government of the best. But who and how is qualified to choose the best? Do and who and how defines who is better than another? Ceremonial monarchy, which many confuse with aristocracy, although today only plays a role in the West, was the system longer lingered in the history, but abounds in errors and excesses when the monarchs deviate from the virtues and fall into the vices. Nothing monarchies also cannot be created, it is assumed that they obey certain lineage, which often produced true idiots. The 21st century will bring about changes in government systems to be used. One which surely will begin to collect greater validity is of parliamentary democracy, with a Prime Minister as head of State with restrictions, to avoid exaggerated powers of Presidents and their narrowly unchangeable permanence in power. Almost all Europe opted for him with good success, and perhaps the path to be followed by the majority of countries.