The Nasty Greek Outcomes that Democracy Precludes. Niall Ferguson, July 3, 2015, Opinion. “In Anthony Burgess’s dystopian novel A Clockwork Orange/, written in the invented language “Nadsat,” the degenerate hooligan Alex ultimately resolves to settle down. “Tomorrow is all like sweet flowers and the turning vonny earth,” wrote Burgess, “and your old droog Alex all on his oddy knocky seeking like a mate.” Burgess’s US publisher thought this ending too happy, and axed the final chapter. I have come to the conclusion that Burgess was right and his publisher wrong. Most delinquent youths do eventually grow up, usually without the brutal…Link