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Quote of the week: H.D.S. Greenway

From <em>The Boston Globe: </em>&ldquo;Winston Churchill once said that democracy is the worst form of government except for all the other forms. How has democracy fared ...

“Winston Churchill once said that democracy is the worst form of government except for all the other forms. How has democracy fared in the decades since? It has thrived in Eastern Europe, served India well, and Pakistan badly. In much of Africa, democracy has provided a shell under which gangsters plunder and beggar their people. A stolen election in Afghanistan has been a disaster for American hopes and policy. There will soon be another election in Iraq that will do little to heal that bitterly divided country. Churchill, were he alive today, might have said democracy is the best of all forms of government in countries that have the necessary institutions in place and are ready for it. Not all elections lead to democracy.”

H.D.S. Greenway in The Boston Globe

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