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(December 10, 2021) The misguided US 'democracy summit'

The United States government under President Joe Biden is putting up the right fight in a counterproductive way in its online organisation of a "summit for democracy" this week. Much touted since he won the election in November last year, President Biden's summit of democracies has proved controversial, with both good intentions and unintended consequences. The real battleground, as clichés about the benefits and drawbacks of democracy go, is to make the case that popular rule where citizens should have rights and freedoms for their own collective self-determination is ultimately preferable and superior than all other forms of government.

As has been pointed out and criticised widely, Mr Biden's summit leaves out a range of countries that can be considered "democratic" if the likes of Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, and Pakistan are included. So far, some 110 countries are included. Countries that have been rolling back democracy with right-wing populist characteristics, such as India and Poland, are also in.

www.bangkokpost.com/opinion/opinion/2229587/the-misguided-us-democracy-summit


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