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Going back to its root definition, true democracy means that the government works "of the people," "by the people" and "for the people".A democratic society has respect for human rights, civil rights, diversity, equality before the law, and the rule of law to guarantee and protect these rights.Democracy was the most successful political idea of the 20th century mainly due to the process of decolonization of many countries in Africa and Asia creating more democratic regimes.Democracy is now in deep crisis as it's being abused by the rulers. The Arab Spring and its post era, Ukraine's Orange Revolution a decade ago, the financial crisis of 2008, the rise of extremist parties in many developed and developing countries, among other drastic events of the decade all reveal the weakness and/or fakeness of the so-far democratic political systems.We don't have real democracy, we don't have real choice. Democracy is more than a political or social system. As long as society is split between the governed and the governing, the government that is supposed to be for the people, by the people and of the people will remain the government of the governing class.
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