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Democracy's Peril and Promise: Let the Ukraine Crisis Awaken Action

By Frances Moore Lappé and Max Boland / March 5, 2022

Whether it is a brutal dictator or the climate crisis that has our attention, only with a democracy do we feel empowered to confront the problems of our time.

Crowds of protestors are seen during a demonstration in support of Ukraine in Trafalgar Square on February 27, 2022 in London, England. Russia's large-scale invasion of Ukraine has killed scores and prompted a wave of protests across Europe. (Photo: Leon Neal/Getty Images)

Originally Published on Common Dreams, March 5, 2022

The attack on Ukraine focuses the mind on a most critical question for humanity: In our fast-changing world, what is democracy's future?