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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

How to preserve democracy when old norms fail

The Jewish News of Northern California - 17 Oct 2018
The executive director of the Protect Democracy project had just enumerated the many ways democracy is under attack in the U.S. and around the world, painting a bleak picture of current trends and offering dire warnings about the future. Then he looked ...

The Growing Crisis of Democracy

New York Times - 17 Oct 2018
His piece is about the crisis of American democracy, and it's worth reading. I've come to believe that addressing the crisis is one of the country's urgent tasks. I understand that many of today's problems stem from deliberate features of the ...

COMMENT: Defending democracy's essence

Independent - 18 Oct 2018
COMMENT | SHIRIN EBADI & CHRISTOPHE DELOIRE | On December 10, 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, affirming the view that “the will of the people” – democracy – should form the basis of ...

Will Deep-Fake Technology Destroy Democracy?

New York Times - 17 Oct 2018
There she was — not just alive again, but young. It was Carrie Fisher, at the end of the Star Wars film “Rogue One,” as Princess Leia. “What is it they have brought us?” one of her fellow resisters asked. “Hope,” she replied.

What Is Democracy, Anyway? Let's Talk

Common Dreams - 18 Oct 2018
With our democracy in free fall, many are terrified, but I'm convinced that there is one thing with the power to turn the tide. And what is that? At the risk of sounding corny, or even ridiculous, I believe the one force with the power we need now is ...

Living in a democracy means having the freedom to criticize it

Washington Post - 17 Oct 2018
The White House and the Mall are symbols of our democracy, and, as such, are particularly poignant places to be able to express our constitutional rights of freedom of assembly and speech. It is an essential part of our democratic tradition to come ...

[OPINION] In defense of democracy

Rappler - 18 Oct 2018
This firm friendship, as well as the common commitment to democracy and human rights on which it is built, has never been more important than today. Across the globe, democracies, both new and well-established, are facing fierce challenges to their ...

Trump followers terrified of democracy

The Missoulian - 18 Oct 2018
Thanks to Donald Trump's cult of "gullible opulent panderers" (GOP) our historically democratic government of the U.S.A. is now subjugated by one-party rule of all three branches of government. The rule of law is ignored, and the tyrannizing of our ...

A few easy ways to save our democracy

San Francisco Examiner - 18 Oct 2018
Voting is an integral part of our Democracy and unfortunately an under utilized one. In the 2016 election only 55.5 percent of eligible people actually voted. And pretty much every study shows that the older you are and the wealthier you are, the more ...

Liberal Democracy's Crisis of Confidence

Pew Research Center's Global Attitudes Project - 18 Oct 2018
Special to the Journal of Democracy. Liberal democracy is experiencing a crisis of confidence. Scholars and pundits may disagree about the nature and depth of the problem, but few would argue that nothing is amiss. Commentators decry an increasingly ...

Daphne Bramham: Nobody said democracy was easy

Vancouver Sun - 17 Oct 2018
In small communities, democracy is easier. People know their neighbours and have a passing acquaintance with just about everybody in town. In a city? Increasingly, people live in apartment buildings and condos where it's hard for candidates to get ...

Fracking democracy, criminalising dissent

The Ecologist - 18 Oct 2018
As such, it is simultaneously “fracking democracy”, eroding the basis of any claim the government might have to democratically legitimate policy making by denying space for local public consultation. Radical communities. For years, people have been ...

New democracy office botched its first assignment

New York Post - 16 Oct 2018
The office run by the city's new chief democracy officer botched its first assignment by sending out inaccurate letters warning 400,000 voters they might not be able to cast ballots in November because they've been placed in the “inactive” roll. Some ...

Democracy In Action

Eugene Weekly - 18 Oct 2018
Some “longtime journalist” you know insulted one of the finest shows of democracy I have ever participated in, and you rebroadcast that insult with all the power of your pen. I refer to your Oct. 4 Viewpoint (“Neighbors and Legacies,” Guy Maynard ...

How social democracy lost its way: a report from Germany

Financial Times - 17 Oct 2018
Germany is the birthplace of social democracy, and the political battlefield where it achieved some of its greatest victories. Generations of activists and leaders across Europe have looked to the SPD and its historic leaders for inspiration. Its blend ...

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