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.
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