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Central Questions—Democracy & The General Public

This is the first installment of an occasional series I’ll be running called “Central Questions.” Today’s question is—–How does one reconcile a commitment to democracy with the often distressing beliefs and actions of the general public? Possible Answers— 1. Try to see people’s beliefs and actions from their perspective. This takes work and requires sympathy for people who may make little effort to see your side of the debate. Still, it’s worth the trouble. 2. Realize that you are flawed as well. 3. Consider the view that Democracy in and of itself has merit regardless of the outcome of the democratic

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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