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CAPT Tracy D. Connors, USN (Ret)

Democracies As “Hectic Interludes”

Democracy has always been a historical rarity. If we look at human history in terms of frequency and duration, monarchies have prevailed. The historian team of Will and Ariel Durant, after decades of comparative study, considered democracies as “hectic interludes.” Today, functional democracies are found in relatively few countries. All of them are facing economic … Continue reading Democracies As “Hectic Interludes”