Tuesday, 11 September 2007

Democracy in Practice

Last week Abdullah Gul was at last elected president of Turkey, overcoming the stiff resistance of the fiercely secular army. The near-debacle of democracy again showed that whilst it is a nice concept on paper, in practice it all too often seems to go like this, "We leave you, the people, to freely elect your leader... but dare not choose the man whose wife wears an Islamic-style headscarf!"

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