Tuesday, 2 June 2009


Despite its flavour of communist dictatorship (Stalin was a Bolshevik) the word actually means majority in Russian. Its communist overtones come from its use to describe one side of a split in the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party in 1903, the other side being the Mensheviks or minority.
Interactive Democracy relies on the power of majority but should never be associated with Communism, the political views of the Bolsheviks or the bloody days of the Russian Revolution.

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