Just Pondering On Democracy
"What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?"
"The two greatest obstacles to democracy in the United States are, first, the widespread delusion among the poor that we have a democracy, and second, the chronic terror among the rich, lest we get it."
The surface of American society is covered with a layer of democratic paint, but from time to time one can see the old aristocratic colours breaking through.
-Alexis de Tocqueville-