Today, no nation state is truly democratic. All operate based on allowing the working-class majority to hand over their power to a largely unaccountable political elite, says Terry Bell.
There are two crucial lessons to be learned from the political and electoral shambles in the United States: the first about what democracy really means and, the second, why nationalism in all its forms is a serious threat to all.
Democracy is clearly defined in the opening line of
an old liberation movement song: "The people, the people, the people shall
rule…" It sums up the essence of the concept: that the majority of people
in this modern, industrial world should have the power, collectively, to decide