Elections as a mirror

  • 1998-10-01
  • Juris Rubenis
Election time is special in the life of every country, not only because national affairs become more interesting, but because they force each of us to take a look at ourselves. That's right - not at politicians, but at ourselves.What are the dominant feelings during the present election campaign? Primarily, they are self pity that there is no choice because all of the parties are equally bad and their programs are too similar. From this follows a childish protest position that all politicians are bad, so I won't take part in the elections. This reflects a hopelessness that looks to authori...
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