Wednesday, May 28, 2003

Something to keep your eye on. We all know that electoral democracy is virtually dead around the world, with the recent fiasco in Texas putting a dramatic exclamation point on the trend. Nonetheless, politics is not dead but alive and well. You won't find it in parliaments or executive offices, however, but rather in the streets. A wave of widespread, in some cases general, strikes has hit countries as diverse as Austria, Israel, France, and now Peru. When teachers, farmers and health care workers pose a dire threat to the security of the state, you know it's all starting to hit the fan.

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