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Adam Maikkula

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Could "dictator" be abolished from the global lexicon by 2012?

Through the use of technology (especially social media), we are seeing people unify to stand up against issues in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, and others. It is only the second month of 2011 and we have already seen more political revolutions than even previously conceivable. An interesting food-for-thought item is to think about how soon the idea of a dictator could be completely abolished.

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  • Feb 26 2011: There was a Spartan arguing with an Athenian about the spread of democracy. Finally, the Spartan said, ''If you are so keen on democracy, start with your family.

    This world of ours has a long way to go before we are rid of dictators.

    Consider post-revolutionary social systems. Should revolutionary masses accept the high unemployment and poverty which accompanies capitalism? There may come a time, not too far down the road, when Western leaders are happy that the military has intervened and restored ''stability.''

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