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The opposition leader in Pakistan has been killed. I’ve always thought this was the reason it would be so hard to quickly develop a workable democracy in Iraq. Democracy is based on the need for freedom of expression. Democracy cannot grow when there is a segment of the population, no matter how small, who is willing to kill people because their views and ideas are different.
Who now actually believes an effective opposition will be mounted in Pakistan since it’s almost a guarentee the new leader would be killed?
However, when really thinking about this, what strikes me as most amazing is that so many countries do exist without the fear of violence in the political system. Or, is it just that security has gotten so good?