Greg Craven: Democracy Is Not For Anyone
Australian Broadcasting Corporation - Sydney Opera House
Winston Churchill famously said that democracy was the worst form of government - except for all the others that have been tried. In western countries like Australia the universal good of democracy is simply assumed. But are we assuming too much?"Democracy Is Not For Everyone" was the challenging proposition debated at the most recent IQ Squared event, held as part of the Festival of Dangerous Ideas. The first debater for the affirmative team was Carmen Lawrence, which, given her experience at democracy's coalface, is rather ironic.