what does one really mean by “liberal democracy”? [proj-syn]
So I’ve been tooling around the peanut gallery over at Project Syndicate. Actually not too bad for a venue for distributing policy-marketing material from establishment celebs. Thought this one was interesting – both the text and the especially some of comments (not mine, I have too much of an axe to grind!) – for bringing out several different ways to analyze the meaning of liberal democracy, which just so happens to be a central piece of the current talking point vocabulary, kind of like the words “credibility” and “legitimacy” were a year ago.