„Liberal democracy has been one of the sturdiest political systems in the history of the modern West. As the dominant modern form of democracy, it has informed and guided several of the most successful and enduring governments the world has known, not least among them that of the United States.“

—  Benjamin Barber, p. 3
Benjamin Barber Foto
Benjamin Barber
Politólogo estadounidense 1939 - 2017
Anuncio

Citas similares

Elbridge G. Spaulding Foto
Anuncio
Gordon Tullock Foto
Walter Rauschenbusch Foto
Rudolph Rummel Foto
Bryan Caplan Foto

„In a modern democracy, not only can a libertarian be elitist; a libertarian has to be elitist. To be a libertarian in a modern democracy is to say that nearly 300 million Americans are wrong, and a handful of nay-sayers are right.“

—  Bryan Caplan American political scientist 1971
Quoted in Elitism or Populism: Pick Your Poison http://econlog.econlib.org/archives/2006/11/elitism_or_popu.html, by Arnold Kling (November 12, 2006)

Woodrow Wilson Foto

„The government, which was designed for the people, has got into the hands of the bosses and their employers, the special interests. An invisible empire has been set up above the forms of democracy.“

—  Woodrow Wilson American politician, 28th president of the United States (in office from 1913 to 1921) 1856 - 1924
Section II: “What is Progress?”, p. 35 http://books.google.com/books?id=MW8SAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA35&dq=%22The+government,+which+was+designed%22

Hans-Hermann Hoppe Foto

„Democracy has nothing to do with freedom. Democracy is a soft variant of communism, and rarely in the history of ideas has it been taken for anything else.“

—  Hans-Hermann Hoppe Austrian school economist and libertarian anarcho-capitalist philosopher 1949
"Reflections on State and War" (2 December 2006) http://www.lewrockwell.com/hoppe/hoppe17.html

Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury Foto
Joseph Goebbels Foto
Robert A. Dahl Foto
Alexander Hamilton Foto

„It has been observed that a pure democracy if it were practicable would be the most perfect government. Experience has proved that no position is more false than this.“

—  Alexander Hamilton Founding Father of the United States 1755 - 1804
Context: It has been observed that a pure democracy if it were practicable would be the most perfect government. Experience has proved that no position is more false than this. The ancient democracies in which the people themselves deliberated never possessed one good feature of government. Their very character was tyranny; their figure deformity. Speech in New York, urging ratification of the U.S. Constitution (21 June 1788)

Noam Chomsky Foto

„The "corporatization of America" during the past century has been an attack on democracy—and on markets, part of the shift from something resembling "capitalism" to the highly administered markets of the modern state/corporate era.“

—  Noam Chomsky american linguist, philosopher and activist 1928
Context: The "corporatization of America" during the past century has been an attack on democracy—and on markets, part of the shift from something resembling "capitalism" to the highly administered markets of the modern state/corporate era. A current variant is called "minimizing the state," that is, transferring decision-making power from the public arena to somewhere else: "to the people" in the rhetoric of power; to private tyrannies, in the real world. Profit Over People (1999).

Alan Greenspan Foto
James Madison Foto

„Democracy is the most vile form of government.“

—  James Madison 4th president of the United States (1809 to 1817) 1751 - 1836