Tuesday, January 01, 2008


Kenia provides another refutation to the idea that democracy is a matter of having a costitutional structure, elections, a free press etc. Not that these things are not good; the problem is that good structures reflect the life of a people united by common ideals. If the people do not share common ideals (which can only be fostered by education), "tribal" interests will always make democracy an empty word.

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