None of the Above!
Democracy is an imperfect form of government but as protests in Iran can attest, the alternative to democracy is death, despair, and a bleak outlook. It is crucial that democratic societies continue to innovate their political systems to ensure that citizens continue to view their governments as the legitimate holders of power.
It is also quite clear, that liberal democracy as created in the United States and Europe are losing legitimacy among their own citizens. A resurgence of authoritarianism is rising among Western democracies and more citizens are losing faith that their democracies can deliver.
Latif Simorghi is an activist, blogger, and author.