Friday, March 04, 2011

Unfit for Democracy?

This column, Unfit for Democracy? by Mr. Kristof was open on my browser for several days. I have nothing to add, but just wanted to link it to my blog since I hear the claim that some countries are "not ready" for democracy all the time in places I work. Maybe people aren't used to participatory decision making, but I don't think you can go along and keep people from trying. Everyone is working to figure out how to do it better so I'll adopt the William Easterly standard of reciprocity noted at the end: "I don’t support autocracy in your society if I don’t want it in my society."