The cult of 'People Power'

The image of huge crowds, peacefully protesting against corrupt and undemocratic regimes, has become an icon of the modern age. ... The problem is that The People cannot rule. Only some people can do that. People Power can eject one set of rulers and propel other people into high office. But People Power alone cannot guarantee constitutional or honest government.

2005-09-21

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