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Jarek Post time: 2016-5-7 14:26
Perhaps you are not well informed about the UK political system.
UK has much more political parti ...

In the UK only two or maybe three parties matter. China also has more parties than the communist party, they don't matter either.

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This post was edited by Ted180 at 2016-5-7 08:14
ztoa789 Post time: 2016-5-6 06:35
Democracy is built on negotiation and compromise, so it is a disaster in countries that is not polit ...

There's truth in the fact that surplus wealth enables democracy by giving a majority enough to lose so they will make reasonable compromises. People who are in desperate need cannot think calmly and compromise. Actually, I think the accomplishments of  Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan and Hong Kong show that Asians are capable of democracy. Here I refer to REPRESENTATIVE democracy - rule by elected representatives rather than DIRECT democracy. However, there is no evidence that the Arabs have spread their wealth evenly-enough to have democracy yet.
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Surely the only true form of democracy is in proportional representation?

Would the USA ever accept this as a prerequisite for exporting democracy?

Should I hold my breath or ask the favourite barman for another glass of the Liffey Water?

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seneca Post time: 2016-5-6 21:31
What do YOU know about "democrtacy"? In the U.S.A., - unlike in CHINA - democracy can be practised ...

None of what you said makes a bit of difference. Who cares what dog catcher gets elected in a farm town?
The nation of the USA is owned and ruled by the rich and democracy is only an illusion.
Democracy is not possible in a capitalist society. You can't even understand this simple truth.
If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

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The Author's question is "Should America transplant American democracy to the Middle East"

We all know wherever the US government get involved in (interfere in other countries internal affairs) it ends up in chaos.  They must concentrate only on their own internal affairs, then the world will be a much better place!
Human lives mean nothing when the western warmongers see a bigger gain through war

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This post was edited by ztoa789 at 2016-5-8 07:51

It is not about one party or two parties or multiple parties, it is not about what kind of ways people elect politicians. It is how wealth is distributed, it is who government's money works for.

Among the super rich (big corps), the families of politicians, people who work hard and fair to earn a better lives, parasites, who do the government take care of first, second, third, etc.


Whether it is in Britain or US, whether it is in India or Russia in 90s, government officiers works for the super rich and big corps first. The elected politicians won't sacrifice the interest of super rich and themselves for 99%.

The so called democracy is a just a platform to let 99% to fight against each other over the crumbs left by the super rich and politicians, it doesn't matter there are two parties or 100 parties, it doesn't matter it is representative democracy or not.

Don't waste so much energy on how this system is different from others, down to earth, you have to check results. So focusing on the distribution of wealth. If two systems have similar distribution of wealth, then essentially they are the same.

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