Category Archives: Democracy

A Few Thoughts on Chavez

After a bitter battle with cancer, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez died yesterday in a military hospital in Caracas.  I have been reading several reactions from world leaders and members of society groups in the US and Canada, and it seems … Continue reading

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The Outdated Policy of a Progressive Society

I have lived in Montreal, in the province of Québec for almost seven years.  Almost upon arrival, I perceived the city’s language barriers, which I undertook to break by perfecting its two official languages.  I pushed myself a bit further, … Continue reading

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The Failed Import of Political Systems (Part 1)

When the time came for the drafters of the U.S Constitution to decide on an effective division of power in their new country, they probably spent countless hours devising a structure that would avoid a situation where absolute power would … Continue reading

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The Bureaucratic Cost of Democracy

Democracy is a concept that both looks and sounds appealing to the eyes and ears of those who benefit from its tenets.  But it is important not to forget that democracy, as a process, needs nurturing and above all, understanding.  … Continue reading

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