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From Cairo to Bismarck

pjacob Wrote: Sep 16, 2012 12:37 PM
This is a semantic disagreement. Democracy can be a system of government or a method of controlling and staffing government. As for a form of government, I have yet to meet anyone who considers "democracy" a form of government where the entire electorate votes on every issue of governance without any limit on government power, i.e. protection of individual rights. It is quite widely considered a form of government wherein government is limited constitutionally (individual rights recognized) and position of power chosen democratically.

What do recent events in Egypt and in North Dakota have in common? Maybe very little, except a brazen tendency to evade reality.

The assaults on American embassies in Cairo, Egypt, and Benghazi, Libya, killing four Americans (and largely unreported, eight Libyans, too) including the U.S. ambassador, occurred on the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks. Mysteriously, the story didn’t make the front page of either the New York Times or the Washington Post.

But Scott Wilson’s analysis of the story did hit the front page, in yesterday’s Post:...