chapter fourHow Political Debate Should Work in a Democracy

DOI: 10.1201/9781003254065-4

In the previous chapter, there was a discussion on ways to enhance the educational standards of a nation. One topic that was omitted but which is crucial to success in a democracy is political education. Public ignorance in this area is striking and is inappropriate for a successful society. The deficiency of knowledge and good judgement in political matters impacts the population and ultimately on society. This deficiency especially becomes apparent around the time of the election of a government. The community separates into various groups. Members of one group devote a good deal of time to evaluating the current government’s record and the policies they ...

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