Democracy Blog Posts

Cracks in the Foundation Of American Political Institutions

You have to admit that if you were Daniel Silva or Tom Clancy trying to write another international thriller you could do no better than the opening chapter being devoted to the Russians hacking American political campaigns in order to influence elec...
by Peace and Conflict Politics on Jan 9, 2017

Message for the new year Since the election of Donald Trump as president, there has been a great deal of soul-searching. A number of explanations of this unfortunate event are popular. Some people blame the schools for not teaching children how...
by Out of the Woods on Jan 8, 2017

When Do You Get Democracy ?

Gary GraefenSome things in America, are not about if I agree or dis-agree. they are about following the process. About opening our laws up to VOTING. Not executive write ins. Or burying laws in 500 page bills.I thought in America we had a say, In how...

The Death of the Worthy Adversary

Good dialogical discourse conflates the distinctions between enemies and adversaries; that is, as a combination or fusion of the distinctions such that the two are not so different from one another. Certainly, our polarized culture makes a sharp dist...
by Peace and Conflict Politics on Dec 20, 2016

Democracy Quotes in Hindi | संविधान सम्बंधित कोट्स का संग्रह

by Hind Patrika on Dec 19, 2016

Trump Has the Keys to the Candy Store: Suicide is Painless

        Sung to the theme of M*A*S*H Through early morning fog I see visions of the things to be the pains that are withheld for me I realize and I can see… [REFRAIN]: that suicide is painless it brings on many changes and I...
by Peace and Conflict Politics on Dec 14, 2016

I Don’t Want to Debate. I Want to Talk about My Pain. How the Democrats Got It Wrong

It is quite interesting how just a few short months ago we were burying the Republican Party. They were in a state of disarray with a crowd of presidential contenders each of which seem to be more flawed than the next. And Trump was the worst of the...
by Peace and Conflict Politics on Dec 7, 2016

Trump Triumph

Trump TriumphDonald John Trump is the President-elect of the United States who will serve as the 45thPresident of America. He was also a businessman and a television personality. His acting skills were visible in his year-long campaign. The way he ta...
by The Other Side on Nov 12, 2016

How Trump Misunderstands Islam

Trump continues to use fear appeals and scare tactics when it comes to Muslims and terror. And while he is minimally effective – and getting less so every day – his supporters are sympathetic others who are increasingly misinformed about terror a...
by Peace and Conflict Politics on Aug 23, 2016

Liberalism Insists on the Freedom to Insult Religion

Should insulting religion be banned? The reason the idea is still debated in the 21st century is that it has been reframed as a debate within liberalism rather than against it. The arguments set forward by groups such as the Organisation of Islamic...
by The Philosophers Beard on Aug 3, 2016

Russian television shows what the Kremlin thinks of Hillary Clinton

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is being painted as an enemy of Russia. Photo / APTo understand what the Kremlin thinks about the prospect of Hillary Clinton becoming the US president, it was enough to watch Russian state television c...

Is this the Muslim Martin Luther?

The below was first posted in March of 2014. Thought it would have new interest given events in Turkey. The photograph above is of Fethullah Gulen who Victor Gaetan writing in Foreign Affairs compared to the Muslim Martin Luther. Interestingly, I hav...
by Peace and Conflict Politics on Jul 25, 2016

Don’t be Fooled by Trump’s Use of Studied Sincerity

The video below is a dramatization (although not much of one) of “common sense” and part of its infrastructure, namely, “sincerity.” Donald Trump has been trying to capitalize on this deep-seated American value where “common sense” or “...
by Peace and Conflict Politics on May 9, 2016

I Don’t Think God is a Multiculturalist

Multiculturalism is the recognition of different ethnic, gender, and religious groups but also refers to political decisions. We begin with the assumption that natural resources, status, power, cultural qualities, and individual abilities are not equ...
by Peace and Conflict Politics on May 2, 2016

                            Democracy at home and abroad. Together with untold destruction and suffering, we d...
by Out of the Woods on May 1, 2016

Authoritarian States Are Not so Stable

I tend to be an unapologetic democracy advocate who is confident in the premise that elevates the essence of democracy (consent of the governed) to the most moral and ultimately stable form of government. Holding such a position can certainly get you...
by Peace and Conflict Politics on Apr 18, 2016

Obama brought winds of hope to Cuba. Why the Republican disagree?

Obama brought winds of hope to Cuba. Why the Republican disagree?President Barack Obama has brought a wind of hope for Cuba, where relations had been frozen has been officially opened by Obama and Raul Castro. Both countries have created a new histor...
by Human Rights Alert on Mar 27, 2016

Voting Against the "Undesirables" - A Guest Blog Post

It's been a busy year so far...Okay, so busy is a relative term in this case. The first two months of the year, slow months work-wise, were mostly spent engrossed in video games. Having never played much of anything past a Wii (Mario Brothers and Mar...
by Just Call Me Frank on Mar 18, 2016

                                Death of DemocracyIn Mitt Romney’s frontal attack on Donald Trump you can find this interesting paragraph:“Ronald...
by Out of the Woods on Mar 7, 2016

Democracy, politics and all that jazz

There has been recently a lot of debate, discussion, protests and also some incidents of violence in India. News channel are nowadays having a discussion every other hour. I believe India being a democracy can afford to have such discussions among it...
by Kalyan Lahkar's blog on Mar 6, 2016
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