Monday, February 28, 2011

Quote of the Month

Writes “Bonald” over at his weblog Throne and Altar:

“Democracies don’t fight. WWI was a war between democracies and authoritarian states.” Why don’t we count Germany as a democracy? Everybody knows it had a deliberative body, the Reichstag, with multiple parties. Did the king have some remaining powers? Is that it? Democrats are real absolutists, aren’t they? It’s not enough to have a parliament; it must be all-powerful.

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