Comments on: Why democracy may have been just a passing phase http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/31/why-democracy-may-have-been-just-a-passing-phase/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: NatalieSue http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/31/why-democracy-may-have-been-just-a-passing-phase/#comment-1061996 Mon, 15 Jun 2015 01:17:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40790#comment-1061996 Interesting article. However, as Churchill said, “‘Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.’ “

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By: pbgd http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/31/why-democracy-may-have-been-just-a-passing-phase/#comment-1061756 Sun, 14 Jun 2015 15:56:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40790#comment-1061756 According to the 18th century German philosopher Hegel, every ideology already bears the nucleus to its own destruction. As capitalist countries drift more and more toward socialism, the communist world adopts more and more capitalist features.

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By: gentalman http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/31/why-democracy-may-have-been-just-a-passing-phase/#comment-1060399 Fri, 12 Jun 2015 15:46:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40790#comment-1060399 “80% GDP controlled by 10 countries which include 8 countries are democratic! This is not the criteria because the question as to how that wealth is distributed among their people.In most of the so called rich and democratic countries there exists big gulf between rich and poor keeping poor deprived of countries wealth.

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By: hdc77494 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/31/why-democracy-may-have-been-just-a-passing-phase/#comment-1055976 Sat, 06 Jun 2015 03:39:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40790#comment-1055976 Democracy doesn’t pull people out of poverty and enlarge the middle class, the rule of law and strong private property rights do, especially intellectual property.

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By: KiloVoltaire http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/31/why-democracy-may-have-been-just-a-passing-phase/#comment-1055165 Thu, 04 Jun 2015 19:27:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40790#comment-1055165 Democracy only works with an educated electorate that has a fundamental respect for human rights. Without these, democracy devolves into a spoils system, where more powerful groups prey upon weaker groups. US political parties have capitalized on this flaw, gaming the system and behaving not unlike crime syndicates.

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By: CelticRover http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/31/why-democracy-may-have-been-just-a-passing-phase/#comment-1054038 Wed, 03 Jun 2015 16:20:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40790#comment-1054038 Respectfully as a scholar of religion, this article contains a serious inaccuracy in stating ISIS and other jihadi groups wish to make the world “worship the Prophet.” This would be considered grave idolatry under most forms of Sunni AND Shia Islam. Prophets, especially Muhammad may be revered, but worship is to Allah (God) alone in the Muslim faith. Stating this would be akin to saying Jews worship Moses, or Christians the Pope. Christians worship Jesus because they consider him to be part of the Triune God, but none of the other monotheistic Abrahamic faiths have any individual considered divine in this fashion. Indeed, ISIS as well as many of the Saharan jihadi groups are noted for their zealous destruction of tombs of saints and prophets from various religions because they think this will prevent the “worship” of these persons. Understanding this is key to realizing why they are desecrating so many archaeological and World Heritage sites.

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By: gentalman http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/31/why-democracy-may-have-been-just-a-passing-phase/#comment-1053847 Wed, 03 Jun 2015 01:08:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40790#comment-1053847 America is successful not because of democracy.The wast land for agriculture and natural resources like oil.coal,sea products have created wealth for relatively smaller population,besides wealth brought from other countries.When wealth is there naturally talents do come plus talents coming from other countries.
The performance of democracy can clearly be seen the way how country is ruled with destructive divisions of political parties.In fact the world over democracy in true meaning can be defined as “Mobocracy”where many cooks spoil the soup.Putin was all alone against stalwarts of EU/US.Look at how Putin could decide quickly and effectively against divisions among EU/US.In books and theory Democracy look good but not in practice.

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By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/31/why-democracy-may-have-been-just-a-passing-phase/#comment-1053478 Tue, 02 Jun 2015 17:10:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40790#comment-1053478 http://www.rabbithole2.com/presentation/ news/political_news/bush_putin_jintao_me eting.htm

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By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/31/why-democracy-may-have-been-just-a-passing-phase/#comment-1053476 Tue, 02 Jun 2015 17:09:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40790#comment-1053476 ajwrites57 complains: “America needs a strong President that won’t buckle to foreign powers.”

We finally have one. Unless you mean you want the guy back…. who looked into Putin’s soul and had a hug-fest. Bush was a wimp. Ruined this country.

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By: wsokol http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/31/why-democracy-may-have-been-just-a-passing-phase/#comment-1053399 Tue, 02 Jun 2015 14:50:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40790#comment-1053399 The worst threat to democracy comes not from China or Russia but from the growth of domestic oligarchy that is in a position to buy not just individual politicians but the entire electoral process.

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