TITLE

The Future of Democracy

AUTHOR(S)
Croce, Benedetto
PUB. DATE
November 1954
SOURCE
New Republic;11/22/54, Vol. 131 Issue 21, p100
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article discusses issues related to the future of democracy. The author says that the choice between liberty and suppression of liberty is not on the same plane as a choice between things of different values, one of which may reasonably be preferred to the other, the first means human dignity and civilization, the second the debasing of men until they are either a flock to be led to pasture, or captured, trained animals in a cage. But authoritarianism in the present times, in those people see looming ahead, is irreligious and materialistic, despite its pretenses and rhetoric, and comes down to a brutal rule of violence over people who are prevented from seeing and knowing what is going on, and who are forced to submit to leadership and give unquestioning obedience to it.
ACCESSION #
14521778

 

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