Summing up: Democracy the Second Time

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When individual freedoms and democracy started emerging in the USA and Europe from the end of the 18th century onwards, they were accompanied by rapid technological development and international cooperation driven by the desire for global peace. However, at the same time, the democracies continued exploiting their colonies, and very few people in the West gave a thought to the human rights or freedom of the rest of the world before the 1960s.

Moreover, not everyone believed, or believes today, that democracy is actually a good idea. Democracy, individual freedom and global cooperation all have their opponents. We're going to look at them now ...


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