Sunday, April 23, 2006

The Democracy Gap

by Ralph Nader
Common Dreams News Center

Export This?
by Jim Holt
The New York Times
"
Are we sure that what we are enjoying and promoting is democracy?... Our own government, to the Athenians, would look like an elective oligarchy. In fact, it was deliberately set up to ensure, as James Madison wrote in the Federalist Papers, "the total exclusion of the people in their collective capacity, from any share" in it."
Copyright 2006 The New York Times Company

1 Comments:

Blogger The Haikuist said...

I wrote a commentary on the Jim Holt article in my blog you might find of interest. It is at http://haikupolitics.blogspot.com/2006/04/what-is-democracy.html.

Friday, May 05, 2006 6:26:00 PM  

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