If there were a people consisting of gods, they would be governed democratically. So perfect a government is not suitable to men.
Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word: equality. But notice the difference. While democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.
Too many people expect wonders from democracy, when the most wonderful thing of all is just having it.
As soon as any man says of the affairs of the State ‘What does it matter to me?’ the State may be given up for lost.
I think, then, that the species of oppression by which democratic nations are menaced is unlike anything that ever before existed in the world; our contemporaries will find no prototype of it in their memories. I seek in vain for an expression that will accurately convey the whole of the idea I have formed of […]
In the U.S. we have a method of formulating defense policy which is influenced by pork barrel legislation, technological results of federally subsidized research and development, a desire to keep large corporations afloat, and intersevice competition. We as citizens are not often involved in the formulation of policy beyond letting our representative know that jobs […]
Democracy, the modern world’s holy cow, is in crisis… every kind of outrage is being committed in the name of democracy. It has become little more than a hollow word, a pretty shell, emptied of all content or meaning.
I am not a ‘democrat’ only because ‘humility’ and equality are spiritual principles corrupted by the attempt to mechanize and formalize them, with the result that we get not universal smallness and humility, but universal greatness and pride, till some Orc gets hold of a ring of power – and then we get and are […]
I am tired of hearing that democracy doesn’t work – it isn’t supposed to work. We are supposed to work it.
Democracy is the Free World’s whore, willing to dress up, dress down, willing to satisfy a whole range of tastes, available to be used and abused at will.