"Maybe democracy, that messy, chaotic, splendid ideal, isn't so much about actually reaching specific goals, but rather the continious acot of attempting to make the world a better place"
Rick Salutin, on the scene in Tunisia on the Toronto Star's dime, thinks some deep thoughts about democracy and the so-called Arab Spring. Unable to detect any discernible progress in the democracy department (democracy as the West understands and practises it, that is) he makes the squishy, bone-headed statement quoted above. (Islamism "attempting to make the world a better place"? Only if you're a fan of sharia, which is decidely non-democratic.)