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Political violence and its antidote
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
Democracy, writes British scholar David Runciman in a new book about the topic, is simply “civil war without the fighting.” But, he adds, when something is not working in a democracy – such as when there is an uptick in political violence – the people usually change it. Lately, a few democracies have witnessed a rise in political violence. In South Africa, an increase in feuding within the ruling African National Congress has led to about 90 politicians killed since 2016. read more


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