“In general, unfortunately, the qualifications required to gain power and keep it have almost no connection with those required to govern with competence and impartiality.”
India’s Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu made a curious comment on 28 December. “Express dissent in a democratic way,” he said. Before he became the
A succession of social upheavals over the last decade has radically realigned political power throughout the world. As a result of these tectonic shifts, what
Coups have been one of the greatest threats to democracy. The people elect a daring leader willing to take on the status quo. And then,
Evo Morales, an indigenous leader who bucked the IMF and condemned US imperialism, has been pressured by the military to resign after winning an election.
When Americans think of militarism, they may imagine jackbooted soldiers goose-stepping through the streets as flag-waving crowds exult; or, like our president, they may think
What happens when democracy fails to deliver? What happens when people give up on democracy? What happens when a majority or militant minority decide that
From the riffs of outrage coming from the Democrats and their demos over “our democracy” betrayed, infiltrated even destroyed—you’d never know that a rich vein