democracy

The greatest threat...

“The greatest threat to our [democratic] experiment will not come from those who would openly oppose us, but those who will silently follow us”

-- Thomas Paine

Americans cannot teach democracy...

"Americans cannot teach democracy to the world until they restore their own."

-- William Greider, journalist and author

Kissinger on democracy

"I don't see why we need to stand by and watch a country go communist due to the irresponsibility of its people....The issues are much too important for the Chilean voters to be left to decide for themselves."

-- Henry Kissinger, commenting on Chile, prior to Augusto Pinochet's US-supported/CIA-facilitated military coup against Chile's democratically-elected President Salvador Allende
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