That sure is an elaborate flower. Shot in my Montreal backyard.
Update: I was so focused on the flower, I didn’t even notice the little yellow spider on it, until now. :)
Political theorist Ivan Krastev believes that we are witnessing a “crisis of democracy.”
There appears to be little dissent in Europe or the United States about whether democracy is the best form of government, Krastev says in a foreboding talk given at TEDGlobal 2012. “Democracy is the only game in town,” says Krastev. “The problem is that many people have started to believe that it is not a game worth playing.”