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Philosophy Now 101 - Plato and Democracy

Post by RickLewis » Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:45 pm

Philosophy Now Issue 101 is up on the website now. The main theme of the issue is "Plato and Democracy"

http://philosophynow.org/issues/101

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Re: Philosophy Now 101 - Plato and Democracy

Post by purplesoup » Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:47 pm

There's a BBC world service poll mentioned on the news today.

http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/ ... l-2014.pdf

Couple of findings:

Majorities of Americans (54%) and Germans (51%) do not feel free from government surveillance, while in contrast, strong majorities feel free of surveillance in countries such as China (where 76% say they feel free of surveillance), Indonesia (69%) and Russia (61%).

Across eight countries surveyed in 2007 and 2014, the percentage of people who feel that the media in their country is “free to report the news accurately, truthfully and without undue bias” has dropped by nearly one third over the
last seven years, from 59 per cent to 40 per cent. The biggest falls occurred in Kenya (down 37 points), India (down 23 points) and Russia (down 20 points). In the UK and the USA, only a minority of respondents now feel that the media in their countries is free, compared to majorities in 2007.

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