Rory Stewart: Why democracy matters

submitted by tedxfh on 03/06/15 1

The public is losing faith in democracy, says British MP Rory Stewart. Iraq and Afghanistan's new democracies are deeply corrupt; meanwhile, 84 percent of people in Britain say politics is broken. In this important talk, Stewart sounds a call to action to rebuild democracy, starting with recognizing why democracy is important -- not as a tool, but as an ideal. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at www.ted.com/translate Follow TED news on Twitter: www.twitter.com/tednews Like TED on Facebook: www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksDirector

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