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Democracy's merits?

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Submitted by Herve Seligmann (United States), Aug 27, 2003 at 15:41

Dear Dr Pipes,

Congratulations for your useful nomination and appointment. A battle has been won, more importantly than it seems, because it is won at home.

In Athens (and later in Rome), in times of crisis, a dictator was nominated, because of the accepted shortcomings of democratic parlimentary shortcomings in delaying with urgent matters. Your appointment by the President reminds me of this ancient situation.

I am sure you will have a favorable impact on the committee,

Herve
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