Re: The politics of the Prime Directive
With the existence of the Prime Directive, it might make sense that there is a reciprocal civilian verison. But we've never heard of such.
Actually, we have. DS9's "Inter Arma Enim Silent leges" established that the Federation Charter bans the UFP government from interfering in the internal affairs of foreign cultures.
"Every line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written, directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism and for democratic Socialism, as I understand it." - George Orwell, 1946