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Democracy – Do we really have it?


Democracy is a word we all like to throw into a discussion and we normally assume that we have a common understanding of a ‘democracy’ that is accepted by all. Some time ago I offered a post with the title ‘No to Democracy’, intending to make the distinction between a Democracy and a RepublicRead more of this post

The Devil Is in The Detail


Democracy is a word we all like to throw into a discussion and we normally assume that we have a common understanding of a ‘democracy’ that is accepted by all. Some time ago I offered a post with the title ‘No to Democracy’,. It intended to make the distinction between a Democracy and a Republic. Matthew Parris in a Times article, “The trouble with democracy is that you just can’t trust it”, goes on to say; “Democracy, I believe, should always be invited to the table but rarely left to dine alone. I mistrust the quivering, awe-struck deference to Demos as though to some sacred text or divine and inviolable authority. The popular will is one factor – one of many – that it may be wise to take into account”.
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