Just what IS a Democracy??? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • e l pratt
    • 15.11.11 | 19:44 (IST)

    It is the adult world equivalent of 2nd grade playground politics. It is two or more teams of bullies and thugs who gang-up together against the 'other' side for the purpose of amassing power for their team. The 'Right' seems to have the upper hand in Israel right now. The 'Left' seems to have the power in the USA. Relax! It will change in time. Everybody gets their fifteen minutes of fame in due course. Your time is coming.

    from the article: Peres: Israeli right-wing bills are 'digression from democracy'
    First published 18:16 15.11.11 | Last updated 18:16 15.11.11
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