Friday, 10 December 2010

A Look At The Score Board

The West 45 China 19

Or in Approximate Footballing terms 2-1.

A win is a win but the forces of darkness are staging a comeback. Or this is how Jean-François Revel saw it in 1985, at the start of his book "How Democracies Perish"

Chapter One, The End of an Accident

"Democracy, May after all, turn out to have been a historical accident, a brief parenthesis that is closing before our eyes.

In the modern sense of a form of government reconciling governmental efficency with legitmacy, authority with individual freedoms it will have lasted a little over two centuries, to judge by the speed of growth of the forces bent on its destruction"

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