Effective Democracy

Edison, Charles
March 1944
New Republic;3/20/44, Vol. 110 Issue 12, p369
Offers observations on the effectiveness of the democracy in the U.S. Discussion of the problem of leadership in a democracy; Imperfection of the political parties for bringing before the people the choices they can make; Disadvantage of a two-party system; Opinion that the democracy can filter from the top down; Suggestion that the states of the Union must be preserved as vigorous democracies; Need for a new democracy; View that an alert democracy, more than any governmental machinery, will prevent the growth of American dictatorship; Significance of the knowledge of political institutions; Conditions for the survival of democracy in the country; Relation between effective democracy and leadership.


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