Monday, April 13, 2009

Democracy in this Season

Dr. Erik Maria Ritter von Kuehnelt-Leddihn in Monarchy and War:

Democracy reappeared in a more civilized form in Athens, but when, in a truly political trial, Socrates praised monarchy, he was condemned to death. Remember also that Madariaga said rightly that our civilization rests on the death of two persons: a philosopher and the Son of God, both victims of the popular will.

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