Democracy Overrated?

Interesting article on the BBC about the necessity of democracy.

I, for the most part, agree; democracy can be useful, but it is not necessary for freedom or civil liberties. What if, for example, in a democracy the majority of the voters support ‘ethnic cleansing’ of a minority? What if the major political parties agree on how they’re going to screw-over the populace and only confine their ‘opposition’ to areas that don’t really matter? What if a ‘democratic’ government decides to keep secret from the people what it’s doing in their name? How much good is your democracy then?

Good government is more important than the particular form of that government.

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