Majoritarian despotims - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Arik
    • 24.12.10 | 10:04 (IST)

    In the poast Europe use the liberating power of the majority to get rid of an authoritarian corrupt aristocracy. In present times however, the majorities in Europe steady and slowly , want to impose those "challenging" minorities ( Muslims) a vision of the nation and of the meaning of freedom that the later dislike. The real thing is that Muslim minorities challenge every country in where they dwell. Muslims use liberal discourse in a quite accurte way, and that is challenging majorities which are shifting to the right: namely majoritraian rule. Is that democracy? In c ertain ways it is. Is it liberal democracy? In certain ways it is not. . In Europe different from israel majorities justify their using of illiberal means as a way to impose liberal values to NON LIBERAL MINORITIES.( Muslims) . In Israel it is a question of nationalsim in a more clear way.

    from the article: The tyranny of the Israeli majority
    First published 02:27 24.12.10 | Last updated 02:27 24.12.10
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