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democracy

It’s Time for a More Democratic Rotary

If one looks at the evolution of democratic institutions, three features, stand out. Men created them; those men were the educated elite of society, and as the elite, they didn’t trust the male rabble to whom they gave a vote…. Continue Reading →

Chrystia Freeland’s speech a reminder Rotarians are Peace Ambassadors Throughout the World

Preamble: By John Borst PP Rotary Club of Dryden, ON By the end of this week, Rotarians from across the globe will be in Toronto, Canada. No doubt the largest contingent will be from across our border to the South,… Continue Reading →

Democracy, de Tocqueville and Rotarianism

By John Borst Past President, Rotary club of Dryden, ON Writing in the Washington Post, December 29, 2016, Fareed Zakaria, author of “The Rise of Illiberal Democracy” (Foreign Affairs, November/December 1997) has a very challenging statement involving Rotary’s role in… Continue Reading →

‘Elect to be Civil’ and what if candidates don’t?

by John Borst, Past Pres. Rotary Club of Dryden In the October 2016 issue of “The Rotarian” RI published a timely piece by Steve Almond titled “Elect to be Civil” in which Almond bemoans the “tribal nature” of America’s politics…. Continue Reading →

Revolution: It’s a Question of Truth

by John Borst, Communications Rotarians are justifiably proud of the principles embedded in their “Four Way Test”. None is more important than the very first question “Is it the TRUTH?”. Are not the very concepts of freedom and dignity of… Continue Reading →

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