When I say I do not believe in Democracy, I don't mean I'm in favor of any of the horrible alternatives (Fascism, theocracy, Communism, etc).
I mean I do not believe it exists, nor can it exist in any polity larger than a colonial New England town meeting.
BTW, Periclean Athens was about that size -- Not counting slaves.
EVIDENCESAmbrose Bierce wrote:The right of suffrage (which is held to be both a privilege and a duty) means, as commonly interpreted, the right to vote for the man of another man's choice, and is highly prized.
Now includes women, so progress, right?
That was published in 1911, so it's not just the current year malaise overtaking me.