In a recent article for the NYTimes Thomas Friedman belabors this phrase: "Dictators are falling. Democracies are failing." He gets the dictator part right, but -not surprisingly- fails to see what happens in his own backyard:
Of course, there is a big difference between America and Libya. We can vote out our liars, unlike certain Arab — and Asian — countries.Can we Tom? Are you so sure? What if our voted-out liars get replaced by other liars? What does that say about our system?