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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
most of the world seems to have made up its mind that democracy is not safe for
itself. We must, however, distinguish between democracy as a form of
government, in which all the citizens legislate without representation; democracy
as a form ...
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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