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Originally posted by Shiloh7
I watched my less-than enigmatic Prime Minister, Baby Chops speaking about exporting democracy to countries like Syria etc and had to smile. Did he say exporting Democracy? Did he mean to infer that we have a democracy in Britain? Does he mean he is giving our democracy away?
I wondered what other members think, not only on the UK and USA, but also ln other countries in the West today, do we still have a democracy in our countries?
Originally posted by MDDoxs
reply to post by Shiloh7
It depends on how strictly you want to define the concept of "democracy".
Here in Canada we have democracy, similar to that of our western Allies and partners. However, in the truest sense of the ideology, we would be seen as bastardizing it to meet the goals/ambitions of a selection few individuals and groups, while maintain the illusion of fair and unbiased political system to the masses.
Ancient Greece was not some egalitarian, all-inclusive utopia after all.