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Why Democracies Fail

Why Democracies Fail

  You can never have a revolution to establish a democracy.  You must have a democracy in order to have a revolution. —G. K. Chesterton, “The Wind and the Trees” (1909)   To an ancient Greek, “democracy” was inseparable from ...

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The Suicide of Democracy

The Suicide of Democracy

OP ED:  As the sun rose this morning, it’s light shown on a nation where to some it seems a new and better day is dawning. For others it was followed by a night that they believe will only return ...

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Ginsburg Cautions Egyptians: Don’t Use U.S. Constitution as your Model

Ginsburg Cautions Egyptians: Don’t Use U.S. Constitution as your Model

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg suggests the U.S. Constitution is not the best model for modern democracies to follow.

Ginsburg, traveling during the court's break, addressed her remarks students at Cairo University while visiting with legislators and judges in Egypt. The Justice visit comes at the same time Egyptian officials are preparing to send to trial 19 American democracy and rights workers. In an interview with Al Hayat Television last Wednesday, Ginsburg said, “I would not look to the U.S. Constitution, if I...

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The Real Story of the Revolutions in Libya and Egypt

The Real Story of the Revolutions in Libya and Egypt

The world has watched intently over the past few months as predominantly Muslim countries from Egypt to Tunisia to Libya have overthrown long-time dictators. In the wake of these revolutions, much has been made about the dawn of democracy across ...

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