Farah Pahlavi at the opening ceremony of the protest art exhibition

Democratic systems can nearly always be made more inclusive, more reflective of more people’s wishes, and more responsive to their influence. In other words, there is room to improve the “people” part of democracy, by including more people in decision making; there is also room to improve the “power” or “will” part of democracy, by giving the people more real power. Struggles for democracy throughout history have normally concentrated on one or the other of these elements.