Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
GEORGE BERNARD SHAW, Maxims for Revolutionists
Our political experiment of democracy, the last refuge of cheap misgovernment, will ruin us if our citizens are ill bred.
Democracy's worst fault is that its leaders are likely to reflect the faults and virtues of their constituents.
We must either breed political capacity or be ruined by Democracy, which was forced on us by the failure of the older alternatives. Yet if Despotism failed only for want of a capable benevolent despot, what chance has Democracy, which requires a whole population of capable voters.
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