Ballot Initiative

Friday, March 28, 2008

Transcript

Bhutan held its first-ever parliamentary elections this week - on orders to democratize by the King. Andrea Bernstein, political director of WNYC, traveled to the Himalayan nation to train journalists unschooled in the art of political reporting.

::: :: : Slideshow: Elections in Bhutan : :: :::

Comments [2]

Chris Gray from New Haven, CT

Mr. Merritt's comment is obviously misplaced.

Andrea's report, while amusing, really is simply as described "a postcard". a pleasant diversion.

Apr. 03 2008 12:23 AM
Frank Merritt from Greenwich Village

People who presume they own the term "genocide" as a weapon to use on anyone but themselves are hypocrites.
Genocide Olympics, indeed. What if the Olympics were to be held this year in Israel?
It would be honest to publicize policies of China not living up to the ideals of the Olympics. Why don't the genocide-wielders expressly articulate and promote those ideals (and relate them to Darfur)? Without doing that, the genocide-wielders are mainly preaching hate.

Meanwhile, in our own country is it is always open season on the ideals of the Olympics, U.N. and the Geneva Conventions in time of war.
Olympic ideals? Tell me what they are. I am not hearing about them at all.

Mar. 30 2008 10:47 AM

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