With dictator after dictator facing early retirement over the last month, we have heard a lot of talk about democracy.
We are told that protesters are seeking democracy. We should support democracy. The people deserve democracy. I say, so what?
What’s so great about democracy?
I think people sometimes mistake the means for the ends. Democracy can be a means toward a larger goal, the securing of individual liberty. But it is no guarantee of the same. Without a culture supporting it, democracy can be just as bad as whatever it replaces.
Democracy in the hands of the Klingons probably still portends bad news for Starfleet, not to mention your average Klingon.
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