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Sweet, and Vital, Democracy

Posted on AllSides August 14th, 2023
From The Right
Politics, Democracy
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ANALYSIS

Getting a grasp on a word and a concept

In some quarters, “democracy” is a fighting word. What is democracy? Is it desirable, or mainly so? Is it a gauzy ideal? Is it something that allows 50.1 percent to boss around everyone else? “Democracy” has been a fighting word since antiquity.

Like “love,” “peace,” and many another word, “democracy” has been subject to abuse. To take an especially hideous example: The genocidalists of the Khmer Rouge renamed Cambodia “Democratic Kampuchea.”

In Europe, for 41 years, there was a country called the “German...

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