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Bashing Liberalism: Can “Revolutionary Democracy” Be Democratic Without Espousing Liberalism?

May 17, 2010

I have been following the recent debates in the run up to the 2010 elections in Ethiopia. It is sad to observe that most, if not all, opposition politicians seem to be unable to defend “liberalism” from the ideological attacks of EPRDF politicians. Read full text

 

Related link: Debate 9 (Urban Industry Development)

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2 comments on “Bashing Liberalism: Can “Revolutionary Democracy” Be Democratic Without Espousing Liberalism?

  1. It was not that Lidetu didn’t defend himself well but it was EPRDF’s stubbornness that this writer mistook to the weakness of opposation parties. Just because a person argues arrogantly, despite the fact that he has convincing factors infront of him, doesn’t mean that that person perfomed well in the debate.
    By the way the rest of oppostions parties did not bother to defend the ideology of liberalism. The only party that clearly argued the case is EDP.

  2. Don’t forget the topic is not “What is liberalism”? I would be surprised if Lidetu spent his time explaining what liberalism is, which is out of the debate topic.

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