Sunday, February 17, 2008

Choices for Pakistanis - a dictator or corrupt politicians

The Politicians
Interviews with Asif Ali Zardari, Nawaz Sharif,Shaukat Aziz, Imran Khan

The Voters

The Lesson from Others
Rather than being cynics, we should be realists. Democracy is reasonably good at some things: pushing scoundrels out of office, checking their worst excesses by requiring openness, and simply giving large numbers of people the feeling of having a voice. Democracy is not nearly as good at others: holding politicians accountable for their economic promises or translating the preferences of intellectuals into public policy.
- Tyler Cowen, (talking about US democracy)

That Election Thing

Great Debate - Economy

Pakistan's attorney general predicted massive rigging

A Crucial Vote in Pakistan

Biden Warns Pakistan on Elections

'Cycle wallahs' win the hearts of city's poor in contest of shifting loyalties

In Pakistan, Islam Needs Democracy

Doubts on Security as Pakistani Vote Nears

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