quote by Meles Zenawi

If it is presumed that the Kenyans will democratise in order to eat the peanuts of development assistance from the European Union... it would be a big mistake.

— Meles Zenawi

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Once serious political dialogue has begun, the international community can assume that we have achieved genuine progress along the road to real democratisation.

Once serious political dialogue has begun, the international community can assume that we have achieved genuine progress along the road to real democratisation.

I'm saying to be a hero is means you step across the line and are willing to make a sacrifice, so heroes always are making a sacrifice. Heroes always take a risk. Heroes always deviant. Heroes always doing something that most people don't and we want to change - I want to democratise heroism to say any of us can be a hero.

The United States is our most important ally.

They helped us many times. Without the United States, the unification or German democratisation after the Nazi period would have been much more complicated, or almost impossible.

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The control is shifting because of the democratisation of the internet.

My industry is very good at building walls to stop people getting in.

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Beauty has been democratised. No longer the preserve of movie stars and models but available to all. But while the invitation to beauty is welcomed, it has become not so much an option as an imperative.

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