This week’s selection is His Highness the Aga Khan’s 2004 Keynote Address to the Annual Conference of German Ambassadors in Berlin, Germany.

One of his seminal speeches on democracy, the Aga Khan notes that democracy is “susceptible to failure at any time, in any society” and elaborates on “three essential pre-conditions for the successful transition of the poorest areas of the world into modern, peaceful societies:

  • first, stable and competent democratic governance,
  • second, an environment that respects and encourages pluralism, and
  • third, a diverse and engaged civil society.

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His Highness the Aga Khan’s 2004 Keynote Address to the Annual Conference of German Ambassadors (Berlin, Germany)

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