February 15, 2014

The Rotten Fruits of Democracy

Doug Saunders, Globe and Mail

The Associated Press

It seems as if the world has erupted in mass, government-threatening protests: Caracas, Ankara, Bangkok and Kiev are among the capitals that have erupted in flames and clouds of tear gas in recent weeks. But these aren’t the democracy protests we’ve known during the past 2 1/2 decades. Two things distinguish them:

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