"Arguments often revolve around definitions of crucial terms. For example, how does one define democracy? Does a democracy guarantee freedom of the press, freedom of worship, freedom of assembly, and freedom of movement? In the United States, we would argue that such freedoms are essential to any definition of democracy. But countries in which these freedoms are nonexistent also represent themselves as democracies or governments of the people" (131).
seriously, when they say we are now a democracy cause women can vote, and I'm like, dude, we'll be a democracy when number of women presidents is close to number of male presidents, no sooner than that.
"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. That in its essence, is fascism - ownership of government by an individual, by a group." - FDR