Harry Jachuck
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Aid, Democracy, Diplomacy, Food, Globalization, Governance, Human Rights, Justice, Migration, Peace, Security, Sustainability, War
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Is it important to live in a democracy?

Posted on October 28, 2018 at 8:00am 0 Comments

* Harry Jachuck

* Eastbourne College

* Year 13 (final year of high school)

Why do we have democracy? We have it because we believe it’s fair. We have it because we believe it can make us prosperous. We have it because we believe it guarantees peace.

In the West, it is generally held up as the cornerstone of a civilised society. It is pushed as the only way in which a country can effectively serve the interests of the populace – an idea stretching back to…

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Speech Police: The Global Struggle to Govern the Internet, with David Kaye

The original idea of the Internet was for it be a "free speech nirvana," but in 2019, the reality is quite different. Authoritarians spread disinformation and extremists incite hatred, often on the huge, U.S.-based platforms, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. David Kaye, UN special rapporteur on freedom of opinion & expression, details the different approaches to these issues in Europe and the United States and looks for solutions in this informed and important talk.

The Anti-Narrative

Among the electorate, especially since the 2016 election, there is a counter-narrative at play regarding the role of the U.S. in international affairs. This "anti-narrative" has two main planks. The first is an across-the-board distrust of the media. The second is the "death of expertise."

The DEA in Honduras: Targeting Corruption in High Places

In Honduras, activists like Edwin Espinal are among the latest victims of a government whose level of corruption has made it incompatible with democratic development. A number of efforts are being made to combat this corruption, however, among them, surprisingly, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). DEA efforts in this regard began in 2012, a year that turned out to be a spectacular failure for the DEA.

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