Future of Chinese Democracy: If China is going to avoid the political icebergs that are ahead, its leadership must steer a clear path towards democracy. The Chinese people are as capable of governing themselves as anyone else.
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Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness (for Europeans): A democratic government can be formed of the Europeans, by the Europeans and for the Europeans – and the world would be a much better place as a result.
Can the Arab Spring Enter the Persian Gulf? Invisible people of Bahrain have been met with a weak American foreign policy not supportive of the rights of Arab people to govern themselves
Really Democratic Foreign Policy: When Immanuel Kant and Thomas Paine wrote of democracy in the days of the American Revolution, they did so based on a belief that democratic countries would avoid war with each other. Let it be so.
To help end the reigns of the last dictatorships, it is important that people are given the chance to know where they can find places to shop democratically
The government-selected managers of China’s massive state-subsidized industries, including finance, are caricatures of the only villain in Marx’s ideology, the ruthless power-corrupt upper class.
America can once again be the city on a hill, admired for our system of government but it has to focus on simple things like properly identifying voters
The percentage of humanity that is plugged into this interconnected world democracy-based economy is greater than at anytime in history in era of the planet
Thomas Paine in the Arab World: Hopefully, over time and with some luck, it will gradually become possible for Arab citizens to see their politicians in the same honorable light as American citizens see our politicians: a necessary evil
The people of the E.U. have an unparalleled opportunity to ensure worldwide economic growth and international stability. In the interest of democratic strength and security, a strong country called Europe should be welcomed with open arms.