Higher History Essay Plans Democracy
A man is not permitted to hesitate about its merits, without the suspicion of being a friend to tyranny, that is, of being a foe to mankind?
2 The notions of government and of democracy are independent notions and do not, from what I can see, depend on one another.
A precise definition of democracy might be had by consulting the OED.
Democracy is government by the people; a form of government in which the sovereign power resides in the people as a whole, and is exercised either directly by them (as in the small republics of antiquity) or by officers elected by them.
obtain a vote of confidence from the Assembly" and any citizen may bring him to task for an inappropriate act of his.
Any word might be added to this suffix, which will then indicate the type of rule, such as: plutocracy (rule by the wealthy), ochlocracy (mob-rule), angelocracy (government by angels), etc.
Democracy is the rule by, or the dominion of, the people; it comes from the Greek word, demos. Democracy, historically speaking, is to be compared with monarchy, rule of one; or with aristocracy, rule of the "best-born," or rule of the nobles.
It may be, that the only thing needed is but the trappings of democracy.
An individual or group of individuals may take and maintain power by the use of coercive force.