I have been negligent in my studies and research on the condition of the world and its policies….I will try to be more vigilant in the future…..but in my defense….American politics is fascinating at this time….but I am sure that it will pass.
With the rise of right wing ideology across the world….could the idea of democracy be in trouble?
If democracy is in trouble then what is driving the opposition to such a noble end?
Democracy today is facing greater challenges than at any time since the fall of communism a quarter of a century ago; greater than at any time, in fact, since the dark days of the 1970s when Daniel Patrick Moynihan, writing on the occasion of the U.S. bicentennial in 1976, said that “democracy is where the world was, not where the world is going.”
In retrospect, we know something that Moynihan couldn’t have known at the time—that the fall of the military government in Portugal in 1974 and Franco’s death in Spain the following year had initiated what Samuel Huntington was later to call “the third wave of democratization,” which was the most far-reaching process of democratic transition in the history of the world.