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"Is it important to live in democracy?"

Posted by Febus Henry Kosisochukwu on November 16, 2018 at 5:28pm 0 Comments

     NAME: Febus Henry Kosisochukwu

    SCHOOL: King’s College Lagos

    CATEGORY: High school                    

                     “Is it important to live in democracy?”

              Even an insane man will be so happy if he was given attention, why then will a man filled with sanity not crave for this attention? By attention, I mean a situation whereby only the voice of the people is considered when making decisions at the high echelons of power. I stand to believe that democracy is a system of government based on public interest rather than the benefit of the few elites.

              Democracy was defined by Abraham Lincoln as ‘the government of the people, by the people and for the people’.  Democracy as a system of government originated from two Greek words, demos and cratia, with demos meaning ‘the people’ and cratia meaning ‘rule of or power. The concept of democracy goes beyond a ruler and the ruled…

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Everyday Lesson

Posted by Uchegbu Cornelius on November 16, 2018 at 12:44pm 0 Comments

We learn everyday especially from our mistakes. That is why Karl Popper asserts that knowledge especially that of science grows through trial and error. Therefore, do not be afraid to make a mistake because it increases your level of knowledge.

Democration, Freedom, Human Rights, and Populism: Ethical Consideration

Posted by Antonius Pramudianto on November 15, 2018 at 11:09pm 0 Comments

Antonius Widhi Pramudianto, Undergraduate Student of Faculty of Philosophy, Widya Mandala Catholic University Surabaya, Indonesia



Democracy, in its broadest sense of meaning, is a system of governance based on the people’s decision. Democracy has always been a part of the world history: from the ancient Greek and Rome until nowadays, it has obtained many forms, sophistication, advancement, but have also been facing challenges and drawbacks. The dynamics of this system throughout the course of history have changed a lot of aspects of democracy – this is something we can track and recognize. Based on that recognition, then, we can ask ourselves: is democracy – and its possibility of dynamics – still relevant and important in this kind of world we live in?

The essence of democracy – as it is understood and used by many countries – is the power of people. This was the only idea that is compatible with the concept of freedom and human rights. Why freedom and human rights?… Continue

Reasons why democracy is important

Posted by Nicole Anne Saro on November 14, 2018 at 5:09pm 0 Comments

I have heard the term 'democracy' far too many times throughout the years I've been in existence. I have used it a couple of times myself, probably without bearing in mind the full weight of what it actually means. I took it lightly. Now as I have grown a little wiser I am faced with the task of defining the one term I've been advocating for and singing about for as long as I can remember. When I hear 'democracy', what echoes at the back of my mind is freedom. Democracy is the freedom an individual has to express their views and opinions without fear of intimidation or being shut down. Democracy is strength. It is the will to push for change, to turn weaknesses to strengths and to turn threats to opportunities.

Democracy is a tool for bringing forth ideas from one's mind into the mainstream. It paves way for expression of how one feels about a particular subject and encourages contributions of different people towards change. It brings on board individuals from different… Continue

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