TITLE

Democracy: What?

AUTHOR(S)
Niemeyer, Gerhart
PUB. DATE
February 1977
SOURCE
National Review;2/4/1977, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p154
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article examines the concept of democracy practiced in the U.S. The various forms of democracy are not negligible, but they can presuppose a particular type of man, a tradition of common values and beliefs. Among the educated and urbanized people in the U.S., there is no longer consensus on principle, value, or any norm except an agreeable form of anarchy. The sovereignty of the people in the U.S. means the sovereignty of their value consensus which has further given way to the sovereignty of every individual, so that an individual has the liberty to make his own decisions.
ACCESSION #
6074119

 

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