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TED Talks: Season 2012

2012x103 Rory Stewart: Why democracy matters
TV-PG

  • 2012-06-01T04:00:00Z on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

The public is losing faith in democracy, says British MP Rory Stewart. Iraq and Afghanistan’s new democracies are deeply corrupt; meanwhile, 84 percent of people in Britain say politics is broken. In this important talk, Stewart sounds a call to action to rebuild democracy, starting with recognizing why democracy is important — not as a tool, but as an ideal.

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