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rational thinker
01-28-2009, 07:24 PM
In my political science class, I generally read topics from the two prevailing schools of thought out there called majoritarian democracy and pluralist democracy.

But when I first read what these definitions meant, I immediately concluded that they were both a bunch of malarkey. Yes, malarkey. That’s defined in www.dictionary.com as “speech or writing designed to obscure, mislead, or impress.” I still think that’s the case for a simple reason: WE ARE A REPUBLIC.

What is your assessment of majoritarian or pluralist democracy and do you agree with my assessment that they are both a bunch of malarkey?

rational thinker
01-28-2009, 09:49 PM