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

Published by Nick Freiling

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

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  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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