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To what extent can citizens of democracies be held responsible for the acts of their governments?

This is the logic of terrorists and war criminals. One of the most depressing parts of the history of WWII was how the Soviets treated German civilians once the tide had turned and the counter-...
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To what extent can citizens of democracies be held responsible for the acts of their governments?

Democratic processes in a country like USA work with significant delay. Federal elections are held every two years, presidential elections every four years. It may take more time before independent ...
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Does it make sense to label Lenin as a 'social democrat'?

This question smacks of the question "is the Pope Catholic?" V.I. Lenin was the founder of The Communist Party. His political philosophy can only be described as "Communist" ...
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Does it make sense to label Lenin as a 'social democrat'?

Lenin clearly states his position against social democracy inn his book The Proletarian Revolution and the Renegade Kautsky, which is a response to the Kautsky's pamphlet The Dictatorship of the ...
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Does it make sense to label Lenin as a 'social democrat'?

No. Lenin's party initially started in 1898 as the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party but renamed itself into Communist party in 1918 to avoid confusion with Social Democrats. The explanation was ...
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Does it make sense to label Lenin as a 'social democrat'?

The general problem is that when these ideas and parties first emerged, socialism, communism and even democracy where pretty much utopian ideas without implementations. Sure Britain technically ...
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To what extent can citizens of democracies be held responsible for the acts of their governments?

I can understand the temptation to say "well, you voted for these people, so you're responsible for anything and everything they do", but like most things in politics, it's just not that ...
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To what extent can citizens of democracies be held responsible for the acts of their governments?

TBH I'm not inclined to dive into the philosophical arguments on this because they seem so fruitless. Regardless of what one thinks of how exactly collective responsibility is to be distributed in a ...
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To what extent can citizens of democracies be held responsible for the acts of their governments?

History is written by the victors. While vanquished on many occasions were made responsible for the crimes committed by non-democratic regimes, democracies, dictatorships and totalitarian regimes ...
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Does it make sense to label Lenin as a 'social democrat'?

Lenin was an active participant, and later a leader, of Russian Social Democratic Labour Party , while it was still one of the parties in Russian Empire's multi-party parliament (Duma). He was also ...
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Why allow convicted criminals to vote?

Felony disenfranchisement policies in the United States impact people of color disproportionally. Compared to the rest of the voting age population, African Americans are four times more likely to ...
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