This section proposes to outline the importance for free societies of facing today's fundamental ideological debates. By doing so, the public dialogue can incorporate the discussion of the real possibilities of change in public policies and in the structure of State institutions. We hope to contribute to reverse the present tendency among political parties and the commercial mass media to privilege the triviality of partisan politics, personal confrontations, scandals and the demagogic language of publicists. Democracy today does not have external enemies, in spite of the official rhetoric of the Bush administration and other fundamentalists groups. The real enemy is internal: indolence, cynicism and the abandonment of the political.
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