Discussion about Democracy

Democracy was supposed to be the most successful political idea of the 20th century. What did people expect from it? Why has it run into trouble?

When I look at the world today, I may see several countries which call themselves “Democratic” but where I do notice a lot of things which are totally against the rules and ideas of democracy. Belgium is one of the better examples of what is not really a democratic country, though many believe so, or want others to believe so.

Join The Economist on March 28th from 3pm GMT / 11am EDT for a live discussion with Adrian Wooldridge, the editor of their recent essay on democracy.

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About Marcus Ampe

Retired dancer, choreographer, choreologist Founder of the Dance impresario office and archive: Danscontact-Dansarchief plus the Association for Bible scholars, the Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" and "From Guestwriters" and creator of the site "Messiah for all". - Gepensioneerd danser, choreograaf, choreoloog. Stichter van Danscontact-Dansarchief plus van de Vereniging voor Bijbelvorsers, de Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" en "From Guestwriters" en maker van de site "Messiah for all".
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4 Responses to Discussion about Democracy

  1. I do not use other social media – my number one issue with democracy is that it promotes corrupt politicians that give way to capitalists that believe that greed is good.

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  2. Marcus Ampe says:

    On the democratic process we can follow Partneringwitheagles who correctly writes in his Abut page (http://partneringwitheagles.wordpress.com/?page_id=8538&preview=true): Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends [life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness] it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government…


  3. Marcus Ampe says:

    The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government.”
    – Patrick Henry


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