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Lebanon’s Day of Rage

I’m going to keep coming back to Lebanon. The people are upset about where the government is going, and there may even be a rival government forming. I would normally say that I don’t condone violence, but if democracy has ever had a peaceful birth, I’m not aware of it.

When the people are willing to fight and die to found their government, that’s when a democracy or republic can actually work, because the people are invested. They say birth is a beautiful thing. If you want to see democracy born in the Middle East, keep your eyes on Lebanon.

 
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Posted by on January 26, 2011 in International Politics, Politics

 

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Lebanon’s Parliamentary Collapse

Democracy can only take hold when the people are willing to fight and die for it. In no case has a successful democracy ever been installed by an outside power. In 2005/2006, if you would have asked me about democracy in the Middle East, I would have to you we should forget Iraq; we should put our support toward Lebanon.

The Lebanese were kicking out Syria. They were fighting for a voice. They established their own Parliament. And now it’s fallen apart. This is the real Middle Eastern experiment in representative government.  Watch carefully, the future may depend on it.

 
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Posted by on January 17, 2011 in International Politics, Politics

 

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