21st Century Hamlet?

Eyewear wishes the young Oxford student and party leader all the best at this crucial time for Pakistan. There is something Shakespearean about this sudden rise from anonymity to youthful greatness - with the ringing claim that the best revenge is democracy - surely one of the great quotes of this decade, so far (and most debatable). Let's parse this one: "With his political inexperience, shy demeanour and Armani glasses, Bilawal was not the obvious candidate to lead his mother's party." What does The Guardian have against Armani glasses? One can be a great leader, and also stylishly bespectacled.


Right, but probably the biggest question is "how do we get to democracy?" after the catatrophic and predicted failure of exporting democracy.
And another big question we should ask ourselves, most of all thinking of countries outside Europe: "is there anything guaranteeing human and political rights outside democracy?"
Forgive me for asking questions I don't know the answer.
Happy New Year.
Davide Trame
Janet Vickers said…
This is a question we should all ask from the time we enter kindergarten until we rest in the coffin. Thanks for asking it.