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WHAT IS DEMOCRACY? By Ara Baliozian Democracy could also be defined as ceaseless resistance to fascism. Because fascism, in addition to being a constant temptation, is also easy. What's hard is recognizing its signs and symptoms, such as: censorship in the name of some noble-sounding abstraction; ascribing one's failures on foreign powers (xenophobia); exaggerating one's tribal or national uniqueness or superiority by re-writing history. -- Ara Baliozian was born in Athens, Greece and received his education in Venice, Italy. He lives in Ontario, Canada and writes in Armenian and English and has published over 20 books of his works. He has translated works from Armenian writers, such as Grigor Zohrab, Zabel Yessayan, and Kostan Zarian into English.