January 10, 2014

Can Ukraine and India Go Beyond Slogans?

Anne Applebaum, Washington Post

The Associated Press

In the first week of the new year, in two very different parts of the globe, the citizens of two very different democracies were struggling with a very similar problem: how to reform a corrupt but legitimately elected political elite. This isn’t a new problem, or an unfamiliar one. It certainly isn’t limited to the developing world. Voters in the United States and Europe have long grappled with flawed democracies and flawed democrats, as have voters from Mexico to Turkey to Brazil. But in recent months, the fight for reform has taken particularly dramatic turns in India and Ukraine.

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