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"Brazil has only emerged from dictatorship some 30 years ago and these events could set back the country's progress towards social and economic inclusion by decades." (Pictured, Klein and Stone.)"Brazil has only emerged from dictatorship some 30 years ago and these events could set back the country's progress towards social and economic inclusion by decades." (Pictured, Klein and Stone.)

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At least they'll put it really well: A coalition of more than 500 major writers from some 81 countries has composed and signed a petition condemning the increasing violation of civilians' privacy by state-sponsored surveillance programs.

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While we're still arguing about whether there's life after death, can we add another question to the cart: Is there life after democracy? What sort of life will it be? By "democracy" I don't mean democracy as an ideal or an aspiration. I mean the working model: Western liberal democracy, and its variants, such as they are.While we're still arguing about whether there's life after death, can we add another question to the cart: Is there life after democracy?

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