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Roger Scruton: The People by the People   Our Bookshelf

Started 29/3/16 by Dragoku (Drac00la); 664 views.
Sybyl (flybyss)

From: Sybyl (flybyss)

31/3/16

In a civilised western society the unpopular government are rejected by vote without bloodshed, what makes it possible is to ‘agree to disagree,’ but many countries do not adopt this kind of mentality, this is why most of these countries without genuine democracy are into endless civil wars. 

 

ChapCavi

From: ChapCavi

1/4/16

One size fits all “democracy” such as we have seen after the ‘Arab Spring Revolution” in countries in north Africa like Egypt doesn't pretty well work when they got the Muslim Brotherhood taking away the little freedom they had in the past, rules under dictatorship using religion to imperative blend always gets into the worst case scenario!

ChapCavi

From: ChapCavi

1/4/16

EXACTLY that is what is said in this video as well!

The Future of European Civilization: Lessons for America
The Heritage Foundation Published on Oct 14, 2015
https://youtu.be/WMz3clGp_MY


America has much to learn from Europe’s current condition.

The decline in religious faith has led to a universal weakening of European society and a loss of confidence in the value of its civilization. And the effects have been grave: throngs of unassimilated immigrants, military threats from abroad, and confusion about national identity. America, by contrast, still shows many signs of strength. Nonetheless, should we lose our sense of shared identity, Europe’s path likely awaits. What can Americans learn from Europe?

Does America have hidden strengths which, if properly used, will allow us to avoid a similar fate? And are there areas in which Europe is faring better than we are?

 

 

ahe489q

From: ahe489q

1/4/16

The USA hasn't had a leader in 7 years and we are adrift in the world.  The USA has a better chance of

recovering and getting back to a solid course than the Europeans who are not going change for the

better soon.

 

Quasuo

From: Quasuo

1/4/16

A lot of talk about 'freedom and democracy', yet something that is supposed to worked hand in hand but it doesn't where dictators are mass-ruling and leading with fanatical religious hogwash!

 

Panpete

From: Panpete

3/4/16

Honestly - I have the feeling that the cold wars were not as dangerous as we are about to live with the Islamic warfare, as we may observe it's spreading everywhere!

            confounded

Dragoku (Drac00la)

From: Dragoku (Drac00la)

8/4/16

Close enough! Smart quote :)

'' Believe only half of what you see and nothing that you hear.''

-- Edgar Allan Poe 

 

Dragoku (Drac00la)

From: Dragoku (Drac00la)

8/4/16

 

 

 

Sybyl (flybyss) said...

 

In a civilised western society the unpopular government are rejected by vote without bloodshed, what makes it possible is to \u2018agree to disagree,\u2019 but many countries do not adopt this kind of mentality, this is why most of these countries without genuine democracy are into endless civil wars. 

 

 

 

In the regular civilized world, we have our system clarified and most of the abiding citizens do follow, but not when it comes to the newly arrived refugees they get a very special traditional integration time which sadly can last several generations!

 

 

ahe489q

From: ahe489q

8/4/16

Close enough! Smart quote :)

'' Believe only half of what you see and nothing that you hear.''

-- Edgar Allan Poe 


Old Edgar said that?  He didn't even have the Internet back then. 

Dragoku (Drac00la)

From: Dragoku (Drac00la)

8/4/16

ahe489q said...


Old Edgar said that?  He didn't even have the Internet back then. 

 

Some of us the old-guy's keeping old tradition actually still read books!

 

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