While many are sceptical of governments, in the end, democracy provides us with ways to define the acceptable and unacceptable behaviours of society. Hear from guests like Antony Scaramucci, Marianne Williamson, Todd Pierce, and even Nelson Mandela’s prison guard on this topic.

What Is Democracy?

In its simplest definition, a democracy is a system of government that represents the whole population. In fact, the people have the right to choose who represents them at the legislative level. In this form of government, the people also get to vote and make decisions as a whole based on the majority.

Not every country has a democracy. Other types of governments include republic, communism, oligarchy, theocracy, and fascism.

That said, most countries are democratic. At the end of 2017, it was found that 57% of 167 countries with populations of over 500,000 had a democracy of some type.

American Politics

After the Cold War, America’s been a superpower. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that their democracy is a hot topic for people all around the world.

We got the opportunity to speak with Anthony Scaramucci, otherwise known as “The Mooch”. He is the shortest-serving White House Director of Communication. He served just 11 days in the position before being fired by President Donald Trump for a controversial interview with “The New Yorker”.

Scaramucci gives us an insider look into American politics. He says American democracy is based on “bought” politicians and if you don’t adhere to their ways, you’ll quickly be removed.

Another guest we spoke to was American activist and politician Marianne Williamson. She’s known as Oprah’s “spiritual adviser” but has also pursued a career in politics. Compared to other politicians, she has quite a unique and unconventional background.

While Marianne Williamson unsuccessfully ran as an independent in 2014 and 2019, she still has some great thoughts on democracy in the US.

British Politics

While the UK isn’t a superpower anymore, it’s certainly still is a large player in world politics. It also has a special type of government where they subscribe to both monarchy and parliamentary democracy.

We spoke with the former Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone. He also served as the Leader of the Greater London Council in the 1980s. Livingstone offers a fantastic inside view of how democracy in the UK works.

We also chatted with British member of Parliament George Galloway. He was a member for four constituencies, across the Labour and the Respect Parties.

You won’t want to miss out on what Galloway has to say about being a part of the UK Parliament. He explains why idealism is his main reason for being a politician and more.

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