„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.“

Fuente: Strong democracy: Participatory politics for a new age (2003), p. 3

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Benjamin Barber
Politólogo estadounidense 1939 - 2017

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Elbridge G. Spaulding Foto
Gordon Tullock Foto
John Allen Fraser Foto

„Democracy is not a form of government. It is a political philosophy that can be embodied in various systems of government.“

—  John Allen Fraser Canadian politician 1931

Fuente: The House Of Commons At Work (1993), Chapter 1, The System of Government, p. 5

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Walter Rauschenbusch Foto

„Christianity has been one of the most powerful causes of democracy, but the conscious influence of the Church has more widely been exerted against democracy than for it.“

—  Walter Rauschenbusch United States Baptist theologian 1861 - 1918

Fuente: Christianity and the Social Crisis (1907), Ch.4 Why Has Christianity Never Undertaken the Work of Social Reconstruction?, p. 150

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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
1910s, The New Freedom (1913)

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

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„The nation and the government in Germany are one thing. The will of the people is the will of the government and vice versa. The modern structure of the German State is a higher form of democracy [ennobled democracy] in which, by virtue of the people’s mandate, the government is exercised authoritatively while there is no possibility for parliamentary interference to obliterate and render ineffective the execution of the nation’s will.“

—  Joseph Goebbels Nazi politician and Propaganda Minister 1897 - 1945

“On National-Socialist Germany And Her Contribution Towards Peace.” Speech to the representatives of the international press at Geneva on September 28. 1933. German League of Nations Union News Service, PRO, FO 371/16728. Included within Völkerbund: Journal for International Politics, Ausgaben 1-103, 1933, p.16
1930s

Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury Foto
Winston S. Churchill Foto
Robert A. Dahl Foto
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

Profit Over People (1999).
Quotes 1990s, 1995-1999
Contexto: 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.

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 1757 - 1804

Speech in New York, urging ratification of the U.S. Constitution (21 June 1788)
Contexto: 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.

Alan Greenspan Foto

„The Fabians laid the groundwork for modern social democracy, and their influence on the world would end up being at least as powerful as that of Marx.“

—  Alan Greenspan 13th Chairman of the Federal Reserve in the United States 1926

Fuente: 2000s, The Age of Turbulence (2008), Chapter Twelve, "The Universals of Economic Growth", p. 265.

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James Madison Foto

„Democracy is the most vile form of government.“

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

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