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Democracy (Greek: δημοκρατία, Dēmokratía literally "rule of the...

wikipedia - 11 Nov 2016
Democracy (Greek: δημοκρατία, Dēmokratía literally "rule of the commoners"), in modern usage, is a system of government in which the citizens exercise power directly or elect representatives from among themselves to form a governing body, such as a parliament. Democracy is sometimes referred to as "rule of the majority". Democracy was originally conceived in Classical Greece, where political representatives were chosen by a jury from amongst the male citizens: rich and poor.[citation needed] The Engl
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The West Hoped for Democracy in Turkey. Erdogan Had Other Ideas.

New York Times - 18 Aug 2018
In Western capitals a decade ago, Turkey's now-paramount leader, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, held promise as a potential beacon of democracy for a region rife with religious conflict. Turkey was a stalwart NATO ally bridging Europe and the volatile Middle East.
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How Zimbabwe's coup failed to create democracy from dictatorship

Business Insider - 18 Aug 2018
Many citizens and international observers cautiously hoped that the southern African nation of Zimbabwe would find its way from dictatorship to democracy this year. President Robert Mugabe was militarily removed from office in November 2017 after 37 ...
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What we're reading: Dreams of democracy on the blockchain

Axios - 18 Aug 2018
Democracy.Earth, an organization led by Argentinian activist Santiago Siri, has dreamt up a complex system, codenamed Sovereign, that would use blockchain technology to enable citizens to vote and govern themselves, according to a Wired profile.
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My Turn: Michael Gerson: How celebrity culture infected our democracy

The Providence Journal - 19 Aug 2018
From the beginning of the American republic, its founders obsessed about how it all would end. “Democracy never lasts long,” said John Adams. “There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.” George Washington used his farewell address to ...
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Democracy In Crisis?

Forbes - 15 Aug 2018
In recent months, there has been a chorus of concern about the health of democracy in the United States and around the globe. Yascha Mounk's book The People vs. Democracy and Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt's How Democracies Die are recent ...
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Corporate concentration threatens American democracy

Washington Post - 17 Aug 2018
Why the opposite is happening in the European Union is an unfamiliar tale of how governance one step removed from electoral democracy has been able to resist the lobbying of organized special interests to make policy that benefits the average person.
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Letter: We're a republic, not a democracy

Tri-City Herald - 18 Aug 2018
I've read in several letters to the editor that our American democracy is being threatened by the current administration. But what these writers don't seem to realize is that our country is not a democracy, but a republic. By definition, a pure ...
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Journalists are defenders of democracy

The Hill - 17 Aug 2018
In my view, the overwhelming majority of journalists are seeking the truth every day in service of the public interest. They are essential to our democracy, a check on power, which is why they are called The Fourth Estate. There is a hunger for ...
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Another step in the erosion of Central Europe's democracy

Washington Post - 17 Aug 2018
THE SLOW erosion of democracy in Central Europe advanced another step last week, when Romania's corruption-ridden government resorted to brute force to answer protests against its subversion of the rule of law. After tens of thousands of people ...
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Zimbabwe's coup did not create democracy from dictatorship

The Conversation US - 16 Aug 2018
Many citizens and international observers cautiously hoped that the southern African nation of Zimbabwe would find its way from dictatorship to democracy this year. President Robert Mugabe was militarily removed from office in November 2017 after 37 ...
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Democracy on the Brink

RTE.ie - 18 Aug 2018
Plagued with violence and corruption since gaining independence in 1960, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) became mired in a constitutional crisis when its president refused to heed a two-term limit. With elections now scheduled for December, the ...
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Inclusive democracy

Echonetdaily - 19 Aug 2018
The slaughter of mature trees in Railway Park approximately ten months ago was a developer's stance with three objectives. Use tyranny to reclaim the park for development, 'get rid of the hippies' and remove the Byron Environment Centre (BEC) rotunda.
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Strengthen democracy: Pass automatic voter legislation

Santa Fe New Mexican - 19 Aug 2018
Voting is the foundation of our democracy, the way that we participate and express how we want to run our local and federal government together. Thanks to primary victories for the state Legislature, including mine in Northern New Mexico, we are closer ...
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New in Paperback: 'Democracy in Chains,' 'Black Mad Wheel'

New York Times - 17 Aug 2018
DEMOCRACY IN CHAINS: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America, by Nancy MacLean. (Penguin, $18.) MacLean sketches out the six-decade push to protect the wealthy elite from the will of the majority. The architect of this plan was ...
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Runners compete in first-ever Jamestown Island Democracy Dash 10K

Daily Press - 19 Aug 2018
Over 150 area residents laced up their running shoes for the inaugural Democracy Dash 10K at Jamestown Island Saturday morning. Runners lined up bright and early at the start of the Virginia Capital Trail, and followed a course that took them through ...
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Other View: Democracy's erosion

Twin Falls Times-News - 19 Aug 2018
The slow erosion of democracy in Central Europe advanced another step last week, when Romania's corruption-ridden government resorted to brute force to answer protests against its subversion of the rule of law. After tens of thousands of people ...
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Yard signs are grass roots democracy

Bismarck Tribune - 19 Aug 2018
While some citizens are irritated by this grass roots display of democracy at work, there are a couple of benefits to yard signs. In the first place, they tell 86 percent of the neighbors what your political preferences are. That makes it possible for ...

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