Dear Dr. Nissani,
The article of yours recently published on Veterans Today, “7.4 Billion Cheers for Real Democracy,” resonated with me quite strongly. Like you, I believe that small-scale communities need to be developed that are essentially democratic and egalitarian in nature.
I approach this matter from a slightly different angle than you, however. In your article, you wrote, “[I]n real democracies, the truth comes out more readily and it is more likely to lead to criticism, debate, and a change of course.” I believe that our approach should effectively be the reverse of that: We would insist on truth-telling, with the expectation that doing so would inevitably lead to more democratic forms of social organization.