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Right Intention: Democratic Steps in 2004

Monday, December 27, 2004

Democratic Steps in 2004

Ralph Peters wrote an excellent essay on elections that took place around the world in 2004:

Democracy works. It doesn't work all of the time, and it doesn't work everywhere instantly. Sometimes the largest tribe wins and believes it has a mandate to oppress minorities. Sometimes the people choose the hater, not the man of hope. Sometimes the thugs get away with stealing the election.

But consider where this world of ours stood 50 years ago. Or 15 years ago. Or even in 2003. Democracy's march is long, hard and painful. But humankind stepped forward in 2004.


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