Alexis De Tocqueville: Democracy In The Middle East

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Democracy in the Middle East Gasoline is the bloodline that keeps America moving, and tracking gas prices can feel like a roller coaster ride. They're down a little one month, up the next. While the national average price for gasoline is $3.33, the actual cost at the pump can be as low as $3.01 in Wyoming or as high as $3.79 in Hawaii (Gas Buddy). Gas is an important productive resource in the world. Driving cars, heating buildings, producing electricity, people all need gas. Therefore, gas is directly related to people’s normal life and the global economy. Recently, the Middle East political and economic situation has been deteriorating which has led to the continuous hikes of gas prices. The oil price, the volatile situation in Libya and rumblings in Saudi Arabia are being blamed for spiking gas prices. The political turmoil sweeping across countries like Egypt, Libya, Bahrain, and Tunisia have resulted in rising oil and gasoline prices, increased inflation, devalued currencies, and diminishing stock values. Despite rising gas prices and the bloodshed by the thousands, the recent turmoil can establish democracy in the Middle East; it will deliver democracy into these unstable states by establishing unity among other…show more content…
They treasure the feeling of liberty when they can, through such choice, run their own lives.” (Alexis de Tocqueville)There is clearly something in this. Yet the speed with which people abandoned Democracy when it failed economically, as Hitler and Mussolini showed, makes us pause. The fact that most people in Britain now do not bother to vote in local and European elections, and that the number voting in national elections in the United States is shrinking so dramatically, suggests that the emotional appeal is less strong than might be
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