TITLE

Democracy, Good and Bad

AUTHOR(S)
Jaffa, Harry V.
PUB. DATE
May 1977
SOURCE
National Review;5/13/1977, Vol. 29 Issue 18, p553
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on an article by Gerhart Niemeyer on the misguided notions of freedom that animate the soul of present-day democracy. Professor Niemeyer said that the Founding Fathers of the U.S. looked on popular government as the best of all political forms. Former U.S. President James Madison criticized the popular governments and thought of democracy as the government by the people in person. The popularity of civil disobedience was based on the assumption that laws to which people have not consented in person are not fully obligatory.
ACCESSION #
6047839

 

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