Why China’s Experiment in Direct Democracy Is Flawed
The detentions of Wukan’s protesters underscore the collapse of what rights advocates once saw as a “Wukan model” for encouraging direct elections at the village level in China’s one-party political system. Once voted into power, the inexperienced village leaders struggled to convince more senior Communist party officials to return land sold by the previous committee. Bickering, protests and corruption allegations further undermined their effectiveness–and minimized the risk that demonstrations will spread to other localities.
Iran, Cuba Tout Economic Resilience
Daniel J. Graeber, UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL
The Iranian and Cuban economies have a long and successful …read more
Source: Victims of Communism