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Reader comment on item: Why Hamas['s Electoral Victory] Leaves Me Neutral

Submitted by David W. Lincoln (Canada), Jan 31, 2006 at 11:59

I would like to know when we take an honest look at how varied democracy can be. After all, when you take a look at the various forms of the rule of the people, we see differences between Japan, North America, Europe, and Central America.

For, even though there are differences, there are matters of convergence in all forms of democracy. So, until the Arabs chose to join in and see what those similarities are (and I am not only referring to the casting of ballots, but of protections that the law accords individuals that

As Natan Sharansky spells out in the "case for democracy" - they will be cheating themselves out of what they could have.

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