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Links 1 through 10 of 16 by Peter Cresswell tagged Democracy

Social movements usually follow the line of least resistance. While the direct production of economic goods is often very hard, taking possession of those goods produced by others is very easy.&#16...

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I came here today as a president of the free and democratic Czech Republic, of a country which – now already more than 17 years ago – succeeded in getting rid of Communism, of a country which quite rapidly, smoothly and without unnecessary additional

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If mindless burning of your downtown is your chosen way to replace a monarchy with a democracy, and if an unrestrained democracy is the result, then Tonga is on the way to something worse than where they are now. As Phil at Pacific Empire notes:

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"Allegations of corruption are intolerable in a Western liberal democracy." - Helen Clark. No, Miss Clark. Corruption is intolerable. When allegations of corruption are intolerable, it's no longer a Western liberal democracy. Exactly right.

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Democracy, as Bill Weddell used to say, is the counting of heads regardless of content. I talked the other day about the importance in a democracy of putting things beyond the vote, so that your life, liberty and your right to pursue your own happiness ca

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There are some things that are so important they should be put beyond the vote. That's the proposition I want to offer you this morning...

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...President of American organisation Students for Global Democracy (SGD) Charlie Szrom is part of that network, and has written me seeking support for student organisation Zubr in Belarus and their BELL Campaign to remove "the last dictator in Europe, a

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People are at war with town planners everywhere. The high priests opposed to sprawl and the apostles of high-density have joined hands with the bossy busybodies of politics to force people to live in ways they don't want to, all in the name of 'sustainabi

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Cox and Forkum have cartoon and commentary on the bogus Iranian election. Best line: "They couldn’t even stage a phony election without appearing inept and thuggish, which is certainly not the image they wanted to send to the world."...

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"There will always and forever be a confusion concerning the conceptual distinction between advocating a gold standard as a path to monetary reform and suggesting gold ownership as an lucrative investment vehicle"...

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