TITLE

Democracy Can Act

PUB. DATE
July 1941
SOURCE
New Republic;7/21/41, Vol. 105 Issue 3, p71
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
Discusses how leaders of a democratic nation can act in a crises, in context to democratic process followed in the U.S. Statement that democracy is less efficient than dictatorship because it cannot act promptly and decisively in a crisis; Information on a group of politicians in Congress who cause the U.S. President to hesitate; Assumption that the bumblings of congressmen and the loud protestations of an isolationist minority are the essence of the democratic process, in a period of crisis; Fact that resources of democracy have not been exhausted when a President, confronting a public in this state or mind, allows congressional opponents and public isolationists to govern his action; Need for the revival of active leadership; Report that an essential characteristic of democracy is to follow a leader who, in a crisis, takes the responsibility of acting.
ACCESSION #
14709150

 

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