24 September 2011

Article: The Democracy Worshipers

Article: The Democracy Worshipers

A new article by the conservative commentator and former senior advisor to Presidents Nixon, Ford, and Reagan, and Reform Party presidential candidate of 2000, Pat Buchanan, published on 16 September 2011 online at Townhall. com, despairs of the Arab Spring and what he calls "The Democracy Worshipers".

Excerpt: "Indeed, the fanaticism of this faith in democracy as the path to worldly salvation causes many to hail any and all revolutions against any and all autocrats. ... What our democracy-worshipers, our 'power-to-the-people' lovers of revolution fail to understand is that revolutions unleash all the forces in a society, including the most noxious. ... Do they care, or is democracy the right way, results be damned?"

Already in January 2010, Buchanan penned an article critical of democracy, titled "Another God That Failed": http://anti-democracy-agenda.blogspot.com/2010/01/article-another-god-that-failed.html

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