Democracy, Original Sin, and the Global War on Terrorism

John J. Hamre

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 4/1/2005

Issue: American Empire (Vol. 25, No 2, Spring, 2005)

Democracy is an inherently superior form of government because it best constrains the willful misuse of power, a manifestation of original sin. Our system of checks and balances has broken down in the face of political pressure caused by the so-called "war on terrorism."

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