Democracy Isn't For Everyone
DebateStreaming Video - 2009
Is it reasonable to expect the entire world to adopt democratic ways, or is it wrong to press other countries to embrace a system that-however beneficial it may, in theory, be-is completely at odds with their cultures and traditions? The motion under consideration in this Oxford Union-style debate is "Democracy isn't for everyone." Panelists in favor stress that true democracy is more than merely the holding of elections and therefore must evolve organically out of a society's circumstances, while those against argue that to say democracy isn't for everyone is tantamount to saying that democracy, for some, can never be-a proposition rejected because whatever some people can achieve, all are humanly capable of achieving. Questions from the floor follow. The final vote? Marginally against. Veteran British broadcast journalist Richard Lindley presides.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, , c2007
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (100 min.) :,sd., col., digital file