The concept of democracy

Via the not-rambling-at-all Sheila Variations. A fascinating article, by noted historian and author Robert Conquest, on the history and development of that elusive thing called ‘democracy’ – “democracy can only be seen in any positive or laudable sense if it emerges from and is an aspect of the law-and-liberty tradition.” – Read the full article here.

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