March 29, 2014

In Britain & U.S., Democracy Is Dying

Stein Ringen, Washington Post

The Associated Press
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TAGGED: Democracy, UK, United States


March 28, 2014
Mainland Chinese Sour on Taiwan Democracy
Rachel Lu, Tea Leaf Nation
Even outside observers have held up Taiwan’s democratic institutions — which have supported five presidential elections, generally free expression of political opinions, and have survived a number of street... more ››
March 27, 2014
Why Are Rich Countries Democratic?
Ricardo Hausmann, Project Syn.
When Adam Smith was 22, he famously proclaimed that, “Little else is requisite to carry a state to the highest degree of opulence from the lowest barbarism, but peace, easy taxes, and a tolerable administration of justice:... more ››
March 25, 2014
A Death Sentence for Egyptian Democracy
Magdi Abdelhadi, Guardian
Ever since the interim government in Egypt declared war on the Muslim Brotherhood and designated it a terrorist organisation, it has pursued a course of action that has swelled the ranks of the government's detractors, even... more ››
March 21, 2014
The Much-Too-Special Relationship
Nicholas Shaxson, American Interest
The City of London threatens U.S. security and abets corruption. Revisionist powers like Russia have figured out this dynamic and are busy exploiting it. more ››
March 23, 2014
In Defense of Empire
Robert Kaplan, The Atlantic
It can ensure stability and protect minorities better than any other form of order. The case for a tempered American imperialism. more ››