If there is a religion in the modern world, it is the fanatic belief in democratic self-governance. From a philosophical perspective, the legitimacy of democratic self-government requires the notion of a public forum - a democratic corpus, a public sphere formed by citizens, if you will - to frame, debate and discuss political issues and events, free from "government … [Read more...] about Case Study on Democratic Self-Governance: NSA Oversight, a Straight Game of Poker?
Eric X. Li, whom both YinYang and I know personally, recently gave this TED presentation on the ideological worship of two political systems - communism ... and electoral democracies. As usual, I find Li's perspective insightful and interesting. It certainly takes guts to stand up and speak against the predominant religion in the world! Now I appreciate even more how Galileo … [Read more...] about Eric X. Li: A tale of two political systems (李世默:两种制度的传说)