Usually related to education, philosophy or society, I write these to give form to some of things I grapple with. If they can spur on debate and reflection so much the better.


What is wrong with our Democracy?

The events in Catalunya cannot help but trigger one’s interest in democracy. That old word we so easily take for granted. Power to the people. The best system. The least worse. The only right way for a political entity to function. We’ve heard it all before. Yet something about the case of Catalunya is different, although it is difficult to say just what that is. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that a vote occurred, and has been deemed illegal. Somehow, in our conception of democracy, voting cannot be illegal so long as it is conducted openly and fairly. Of course, it can be, as we have seen both in the case of Catalunya and elsewhere throughout history (as in the case of Bosnia

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