Democracy is no intrinsic good

Democracy is not an intrinsic good, after all; if it were, democratic institutions could not have produced the Nazis. Rather, a functioning democracy comes only as the late issue of a decently morally competent and stable culture.-David Bentley Hart

Posted by Nick Freiling

Founder/Director of PeopleFish. I write on technology, market research and economics. Bylines at Startup Grind, FEE, the American Enterprise Institute and the Mises Institute.

One Reply to “Democracy is no intrinsic good”

  1. To which we might add:
    ‘..and if that democracy is to survive it needs to be conceived, organised and run in a way that positively sustains and encourages that culture to continue.’

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