POLITICS
Is representative democracy the best political system?
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Along with the rule of law and the liberalisation of trade, representative democracy is seen as the standard political system for most countries around the world. It is a half way mark between central rule and real democracy. But is it truly the best system in terms of guaranteeing the well-being of all of its citizens? Is it efficient enough? Are there better alternatives?    
 May 12th 2016
13 - 90% / 10%  
LEAD CONTRIBUTORS
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Manuel L L1
6.0
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Josh White L1
6.0
Africa Editor at The World Weekly
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Salman Shaheen L1
5.0
Editor-in-Chief of The World Weekly
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Warblegoose Honk L1
4.0
Touch me in the morning Then just walk away We don't have tomorrow But we had yesterday
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Tom Hussain L1
3.0
CONFLICT
Should the Bush Jr administration face prosecution for plunging the Middle East into chaos?
L1
For: Most of the conflicts in the Middle East today have a direct link with the Bush Jr administration. Hundreds of thousands of civilians have died as a direct or indirect result of the invasion of Iraq, which is also linked to the emergence of the so called Islamic State. Against: The Bush Jr administration was right to take down Saddam Hussain. Iraq is still at war but it is one of the few democracies in the region, has despite restrictions a variety of new media outlets in the post-2003 era and can help change the region for the better.    
 May 12th 2016
2 - 100% / 0%  
LEAD CONTRIBUTORS
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Landon Shroder L1
3.0
Landon Shroder is the CEO of Applied Mathematics, a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting online extremist media.
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Alan Staris L1
0.0
POLITICS
What does Donald Trump teach us about the state of America today?
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His supporters see him as an anti establishment straight shooter that will "make America great again" and protect its borders and industry from foreign takeover. His detractors see him as an egocentric liar that would plunge America into chaos and destroy its image around the world. What ever the sentiment, his rise to prominence and indeed that of outsider Bernie Sanders seem symptomatic of a change in tied in US politics. What does this current reveal?       
 April 21st 2016
3 - 100% / 0%  
LEAD CONTRIBUTORS
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Carl Freedman L1
4.0
Carl Freedman is the Russell B. Long Professor of English at Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge).
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Josh White L1
2.0
Africa Editor at The World Weekly
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Steve Fuller L1
2.0
Auguste Comte Chair in Social Epistemology, University of Warwick, UK
POLITICS
Should Britain leave the EU?
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Three years after promising a referendum, Prime Minister David Cameron announced in late February that Britain will go to the polls on June 23 to answer the question: "Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?" If voters opt to leave, it will have profound consequences not only for the UK but for the EU and transatlantic relations. The EU is already embattled and a divorce with its second-largest economy and second most populous member state - albeit one which has always had a troubled relationship with the bloc - could inflict grave damage. The US has declared a "profound interest" in a very strong UK staying in a strong EU. Within Britain, the debate is already fierce and being fought on five main fronts: Migration, the economy, security, Britain's global influence and sovereignty.
 April 21st 2016
13 - 78% / 22%  
LEAD CONTRIBUTORS
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Roland Rudd L1
3.0
Chairman and Founder of Finsbury (www.finsbury.com). Chairman of Business for New Europe and Treasurer of Britain Stronger in Europe.
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Joe Wallace L1
2.0
Europe editor at The World Weekly
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Mark Fletcher L1
2.0
Conservative PPC for Doncaster North 2015. President of the Cambridge University Students' Union 2007-09. Conservative Party Activist.
4
Ralph Cunningham L1
2.0
Former managing editor of International Tax Review, a publication covering tax issues for large businesses around the world.
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Luke Cooper L1
2.0
Luke Cooper is a lecturer in Politics at Anglia Ruskin University and the convenor of the Another Europe Is Possible campaign.
CONFLICT
May 12th 2016
Should the Bush Jr administration face prosecution for plunging the Middle East into chaos?
For: Most of the conflicts in the Middle East today have a direct link with the Bush Jr administration. Hundreds of thousands of civilians have died
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2 - 100% / 0%  
POLITICS
April 21st 2016
What does Donald Trump teach us about the state of America today?
His supporters see him as an anti establishment straight shooter that will "make America great again" and protect its borders and
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3 - 100% / 0%  
POLITICS
April 21st 2016
Should Britain leave the EU?
13 - 78% / 22%  
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