Posts Tagged: Democracy

The Color Wars

Clashes of colors — red shirts vs. yellow shirts in Thailand, a faded orange revolution in Ukraine — have many people reaching for the rainbow in response.

Can Love Save Europe?

Blind to the political and economic sources of their troubles, many Europeans are lashing out at gays, Jews, migrants, and the European project itself.

The Twilight of Leadership

We don’t have many Nelson Mandelas left, and we don’t really like the more pedestrian politicians that we’ve been saddled with.
South Korea's conservative government is rolling back free speech protections and going after progressive activists and political parties.

Standing Up in Turkey

If the AKP wants to truly strengthen Turkish democracy, it must stop seeing people who stand up quietly but defiantly as a threat to the country’s stability.
By targeting public officials who scrutinize the country's notorious internal intelligence service, South Korean President Park Geun-Hye is rolling back hard-won democratic gains in South Korea.
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