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ihaveaquestion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 08:58 PM
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Democracy or Despotism?
How does your community rate? My local community is doing pretty well I think, but I have serious concerns about the Federal gov't. See what you think from this excellent 10 min video, produced in 1946 by Encyclopedia Britannica Films.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4971.ht...

I imagine this has been posted before, but I just found it, so there must be others who haven't seen it.
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Busta Donating Member (5 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:24 PM
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1. How do we measure it?
I like the film, but it does not propose a system on how to grade these scales. One is left to one's own opinions and perceptions on exactly where the country may be on a given scale.
Do you have a uniform unit of measure that could be used to grade the scale?
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ihaveaquestion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:19 PM
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2. Welcome to DU
It's subjective...use your own judgement. Ask whether things are better or worse than they used to be or better or worse than in other places.
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