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Friday, February 24, 2006

Do you REALLY want democracy?

From Slate:
Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal focuses on Shiites ticked at the U.S. because of the nudging to form a unity government: "It triggered deep resentment across a broad swath of Shiite society, with many Shiites complaining that they won the election and should be free to form a government without U.S. pressure."

This is the problem with focusing on democratic reform as an end goal. Democracy has no inherent value for liberalism; society must add that ingredient.


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