Celebrate Freedom with the World's Largest Democracy

With all my thinking about democracy and its underpinnings, it totally slipped my mind that the 60th Republic Day was approaching. It is worth celebrating any democracy’s robust survival. This Republic Day is especially important, following as it does terrorist attacks of last November. India, like its friend the United States, has many problems. Fortunately, many of the worst problems …

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Warren Kinston on Democracy

You can’t see it until you see it. And once you see it, you can’t not see it! Last fall, Dr. Warren Kinston wrote a note on Democracy at the request of some of the dissident leaders in Thailand, where he has a home and spends about a quarter of his year. This is a rough draft, but he has …