cannot bring democracy to a country by attacking it."
talks are the best way to solve anything. We must replace wars and weapons with
negotiations and talks.
there is a crisis, the first thing that gets damaged and gets harmed is democracy.
you face dangers and crises, civil liberties go down and security measures go
modern infrastructures that exist in the world all contribute to the advancement
of human rights and democracy in the world. ... if the U.S. wants to contribute
to the advancement of democracy in the Middle East, it can do that. The most important
thing that the U.S. government can do is to help to solve the Arab/Israeli problem
in a just way, and that is to create a Palestinian government, and the peaceful
coexistence of Jews and Muslims alike, next to each other. The other thing is
the reduction of the huge gap between the North and the South.
should put away the militaristic outlook. The U.S. should start talking about
disarmament, nuclear disarmament, of the region.
people who live in democracies, I tell them to appreciate what they have. Don't
attack democracy. Attack the governments that take advantage of democracy and
try to divert democracy. Where you see a government choose policies that help
the growth of fundamentalism, fight those policies. Human rights abuses are important
anywhere, in Iran, in the U.S., in Israel, in Russia. It doesn't matter. We need
of the features of a fascist regime is that it completely suppresses all civil
society and creates a society with one voice, but it's only one of the characteristics
of a fascist society. It's a system where you need to have a widespread political
party. Culture is completely reduced to advertisements and propaganda, education
is reduced to propaganda, and many other features in economy and politics. When
you suppress civil society you reduce people to small particles and they become
dissolved in a solution in the society. They have no characteristics of themselves,
of their own.