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cheapdate Donating Member (197 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-07-10 09:26 PM
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122. I was just thinking about that.
I'd always thought that seemed like a good direction, but something gave me reason to reconsider. I was reading some articles about the dangerous increase in anti-Islamic sentiment in the UK. Some political parties like the British National Party and the Tories, it seems, have been fanning the flames to boost their political prospects. It occurred to me that that is a danger of a multi party system. As ugly as anti-Islamism can get here in the U.S., the 2-party system, I think, restrains some politicians from being as hateful and inflammatory as they'd like to be. In Europe and the UK, there doesn't seem to be much political restraint. I'm not suggesting a clear causal relationship, but I think it makes sense that extremes can gain more voice in a multi party system.
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