So long as we have enough people in this country willing to fight for their rights, we'll be called a democracy.
Propaganda is to a democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state.
Mass democracy, mass morality and the mass media thrive independently of the individual, who joins them only at the cost of at least a partial perversion of his instincts and insights. He pays for his social ease with what used to be called his soul his discriminations, his uniqueness, his psychic energy, his self.
Islam is not a race...Islam is simply a set of beliefs, and it is not 'Islamophobic' to say Islam is incompatible with liberal democracy.
If democracy is destroyed in Britain it will be not the communists, Trotskyists or subversives but this House which threw it away. The rights that are entrusted to us are not for us to give away. Even if I agree with everything that is proposed, I cannot hand away powers lent to me for five years by the people of Chesterfield. I just could not do it. It would be theft of public rights.
Change from below, the formulation of demands from the populace to end unacceptable injustice, supported by direct action, has played a far larger part in shaping British democracy than most constitutional lawyers, political commentators, historians or statesmen have ever cared to admit. Direct action in a democratic society is fundamentally an educational exercise.
We\'re not perfect, but we do have democracy.
Sycophancy toward those who hold power is a fact in every regime, and especially in a democracy, where, unlike tyranny, there is an accepted principle of legitimacy that breaks the inner will to resist.
We may have democracy, or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both.
We want to take a chance on more democracy.
The most effective way to restrict democracy is to transfer decision-making
from the public arena to unaccountable institutions: kings and princes,
priestly castes, military juntas, party dictatorships, or modern
A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy but won't cross the street to vote in a national election
As long as the differences and diversities of mankind exist, democracy must allow for compromise, for accommodation, and for the recognition of differences.
Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.
In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich, because there are more of them, and the will of the majority is supreme.
Democracy is the only system that persists in asking the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be.
A perfect democracy is therefore the most shameless thing in the world.
At the bottom of all the tributes paid to democracy is the little man, walking into the little booth, with a little pencil, making a little cross on a little bit of paper. . . .
Of democracy, only the shoemaker can make the shoe. Only the wearer can tell if it fits.
Democracy is a form of government in which it is permitted to wonder aloud what the country could do under first-class management.
The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it comes stronger than their democratic state itself.
If liberty and equality, as is thought by some, are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in government to the utmost.
The great thing about democracy is that it gives every voter a chance to do something stupid.
The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the party that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections.
Advertising is of the very essence of democracy. An election goes on every minute of the business day across the counters of hundreds of thousands of stores and shops where the customers state their preferences and determine which manufacturer and which product shall be the leader today, and which shall lead tomorrow.