Thinking about the nature of democracy, I question what it means to different cultures. Democracy seems to be very loosely interprted in Europe and similar in Canada, Australia, etc. Democracy in the U.S. has evolved into a sort of bi-partisan struggle for power and influence. When the Soviet Bloc broke up, I remeber being amazed at how quickly the strings seemed to come untied. However, their assimilated democractic form seems to be yet another variation. From a social standpoint, we can't expect every culture to embrace the individual-whole type of feeling that democracy brings because different systems of government are at different points of evolution. The biggest question is how the Middle-Eastern nations will accept this emerging democratic invasion. Any thoughts?