• Findia Group

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  • Alan Arthur

    Throughout the article, Mr. Cohen suggests that democracy is akin to a state of nirvana. He also asserts that democracy has always been built “bottom up”. Neither has ever been true. I’m as democratically-inclined as the next guy raised in a growing U.S. plutocracy, but let’s be clear – when all hell breaks loose it’s the RESULTS that matter. Perhaps Mr. Cohen no longer considers our U.S. governing system as democracy, and would like to get back there. But I’m sure Detroit will soon get back to whatever system currently masquerades as democracy. It should be difficult for anyone to over-praise a system that elected and supported Kwame Kilpatrick, and in almost every paragraph offer implied criticism for a focused leadership (emphasis: leadership) effort to catalyze real solutions for the problems of Detroit.