Does Democracy Bring Peace?Is Democracy the best form of government? Will it work in the Middle East? Are democratic nations more peaceful than non-democratic nations?
One of my commenters, Tyk, a bright, peace-loving, open-minded Muslim from Lebanon, has made the valid point that democracy does not always bring the U.S. what it wants, which is a peace-loving member of the world community. He points to the sham democracy in Egypt, the election of Hamas in Palestine, and a poll in Jordan that says most Jordanians are against peace with Israel.
All these are valid points.
Flawed Democracies versus DictatorshipsBoth Aristotle and Plato discussed the virtues and defects of democracies. I won’t presume to conduct a worthy examination of the issue, but I will posit my view, and I’d be interested in hearing yours.
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