Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Mohammed at ITM shares some thoughts and analysis on former Iraqi PM Allawi returning to the political fray as head of a new opposition party.

An opposition party is an important part of politics. Monolithic governments never seem to bode well for the rights of individual or the welfare of the populace. True democracy not only requires but seemingly creates opposition parties when they don't already exist, to set limits and enforce consequences for the inevitable abuses of power unchallenged one-party rules engenders. It's a process akin to Adam Smith's "invisible hand" principle of free-market competition.

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