Social democracy… is only the advance guard of the proletariat, a small piece of the total working masses; blood from their blood, and flesh from their flesh.
Democracy is not a spectator sport, it’s a participatory event. If we don’t participate in it, it ceases to be a democracy.
Even in a society as tightly controlled as Singapore’s, the market creates certain forces which perhaps in the long run may lead to democracy.
Democracy is necessary to peace and to undermining the forces of terrorism.
Christianity is the root of all democracy, the highest fact in the rights of men.
Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty.
Our political institutions work remarkably well. They are designed to clang against each other. The noise is democracy at work.
When Bush says democracy, I often wonder what he’s referring to.
We cannot afford the creeping paralysis that destroys the effective will of democracy – the paralysis carried by hate and rancor, between class and class, person and person, party and party, as plague is carried through the streets of a town.
Nelson Mandela went to jail believing in violence, and 27 years later he and his colleagues had slowly and carefully honed the skills, the incredible skills, that they needed to turn one of the most vicious governments the world has known into a democracy. And they did it in a total devotion to non-violence.