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prejudices of others, and am not tempted to rest my peace of mind upon such
shifting foundations. My political ideal is democracy. Everyone should be
respected as an individual, but no one idolized. It is an irony of fate that I should
have been ...
The actual achievement of democracy is that it gives a tolerably good time to the
underdog. Or, at least, it honestly tries; and it is, I think, for this reason that most of
us accept it as our political creed. My objection to it is that, as I think, it forms a ...
It all depends on what you mean by democracy. In America it means anything
you like, but when the word is mentioned you are expected to salute the star-
spangled banner. For instance, an American divine exclaimed, "You cannot
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Autobiographical essays by Einstein, Bertrand Russell, Dewey, Dreiser, H.G. Wells, Nansen, James Jeans, Babbitt, Arthur Keith, James Adams, H.L. Mencken, Julia Peterkin, Lewis Mumford, G.J. Nathan, Hu ... Read full review