The History of General Elections
I happened upon a BBC programme called You’re Dead to Me which was about general elections and how they came about. It’s a programme for people who don’t really like history. It’s also a bit rude in places I seem to remember. It shows how the system of elections wasn’t thought out but simply evolved. There wasn’t anyone who sat down and said ‘what’s the best way to get a group of people to come to a good decision’ and yet people now equate voting with democracy.
Have a listen. Feel free to contact me and let me know your thoughts.