We once worried that democracy could not survive if an undereducated populace knew too little. Now we worry if it can survive us knowing too much.
The best weapon of a dictatorship is secrecy, but the best weapon of a democracy should be the weapon of openness.
Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.
The social justice for which we are striving is an incident of our democracy, not the main end.
False democracy shouts, Every man down to the level of the average. True democracy cries, All men up to the height of their fullest capacity for service and achievement.
The twentieth century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: the growth of democracy, the growth of corporate power, and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy.
Democracy will prevail when men believe the vote of Judas as good as that of Jesus.
Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.
The surface of American society is covered with a layer of democratic paint, but from time to time one can see the old aristocratic colors breaking through.
We have about 60% of the world’s wealth but only 6.3% of its population. In this situation we cannot fail to be the object of envy and resentment. Our real task in the coming period is to devise a pattern of relationships which will permit us to maintain this position of disparity. We need not […]