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Single Idea 23255

[catalogued under 24. Political Theory / D. Ideologies / 5. Democracy / a. Nature of democracy]

Full Idea

A necessary condition for democracy to be realised is that the act of voting should be free and informed.

Gist of Idea

It is essential for democracy that voting is free and well informed


A.C. Grayling (The Good State [2020], p.25)

Book Reference

Grayling,A.C.: 'The Good State' [Oneworld 2021], p.25

A Reaction

The requirement that voters should be well informed has become an increasing modern problem, because the media are owned by the wealthy, and false rumours can spread at lightning speed.