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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0YjL9rZyR0

    Please watch as much as possible of the above (preferably the entire thing) before responding.

    Now that you've done so . . .

    I think the 3 main quotes which summarise his talk are:

    "How can a political system be morally legitimate if it is not voted in? Well, how about competency?"

    "Electoral democracies are caught in a cycle of elect and regret."

    "The significance of China's example is not that it provides an universal alternative, but to show that viable alternatives exist."

    Do you agree with these statements? Do you find fault with any of his arguments? Did this video change your view of China/democracy at all?
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    I'd personally prefer to live in a country that's ruled by the wise, not the everyday people. I'm fairly confident that most voters (myself included) lack the expertise to know how things work, let alone how things should be run.

    As for the video, not ALL democracies have problems like those stated.
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    Yes. Can only work efficiently in a country where most of the population is intelligent i.e. politically aware and voting for someone for a correct reason.

    Now stop trying to impose it on others who are happy without it.
 
 
 
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