“People power, which democratized countries from South Korea and Poland in the 1980s to Georgia and Ukraine in the 2000s and Tunisia in 2010, has been on a losing streak”, perspective.
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To address the political crisis after Lansana Conté, Guine adopted presidential term limits. Yet President Condé sought a third term in Sunday’s polls.
Trump insults universal healthcare but accessed socialized medicine at the taxpayer’s expense. All Americans, not only presidents, should enjoy this basic right.
Allowing Americans to vote, by referendum, on the biggest issues wouldn’t be legally challenging or risky.
China is taking a deep dive to global domination. However, its ideological rivals, the Western democracies, are somewhat blind to Beijing’s global ambition.
The first and second waves of democracy reversed. Thought to be a more permanent wave, the third wave seems to be regressing too – a third reverse wave.
Americans and other citizens of rich democracies have long taken our travel advantages as rights for granted. The pandemic changes this perspective.
China has ramped up repression of democracy protests in Hong Kong and of ethnic Uighurs. Western powers Friday called on China to stop these policies.
The relationship between state (meaning politics) and religion has long interested scholars. Renewed interest questions its impact of religion on populism.
The recent reversals in democratic values are a wakeup call. It is becoming more and more urgent to prevent further democratic decay and push for renewal.