Several leaders of democracies are stooping to include terrorists and violent extremist groups in their administrations: this ain’t good.
The disturbing practice of calling opposition groups and politicians terrorists is not only unhelpful but conducive to the undermining of democracy.
Democracies must allow Islamist parties to run for office: anything short of this provides terrorist groups with free propaganda and potential recruits.
On September 7, 1986 Marxist terrorists tried to assassinate Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet: 5 people were killed and 11 wounded
One sure sign that someone is become radicalised, perhaps violently so, is their rejection of democracy.
Reality has a nagging habit of interfering with theory and the last few years have shown quite clearly that early jubilation has yielded to despair as civil wars and insurgencies have arisen in Libya, Yemen, Syria and there is an unquestionable lack of freedom in many other countries.