Neither facts nor pictures seem to sink into our centers of feeling any more.
In a democracy there is a centralization of governmental power in a simple majority.
Newspapers write ringing editorials declaring that this is and always was a democracy.
The word democracy comes from the Greek and means, literally, government by the people.
The whole country is one vast insane asylum and they're letting the worst patients run the place.
The responsibilities which are imposed by rank and privilege and good fortune can... become very onerous indeed.
For not only every democracy, but certainly every republic, bears within itself the seeds of its own destruction.
The American Republic was bound - is still bound - to follow in the centuries to come the same course to destruction as did Rome.
The difference is that for a soundly conceived and solidly endowed republic it takes a great deal longer for those seeds to germinate and the plants to grow.
It was under Wilson, of course, that the first huge parts of the Marxist program, such as the progressive income tax, were incorporated into the American system.