[ noun ] (politics) the political orientation of those who favor government by the people or by their elected representatives
Used in print(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)
When I question them as_to what they mean by concepts like liberty and democracy , I find that they fall_into two categories : the simpler ones who have simply accepted the shibboleths of their faith without analysis ; and the intelligent , cynical ones who scornfully reply that these things do n't count any_more in the world of to-day .(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)
Our weapons production , our world prestige , our ideas of democracy , our actions of trust or stubbornness or secrecy or espionage ?
[ noun ] (politics) a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them
Used in print(Randall Stewart, "A Little History, a Little Honesty: A...)
How did it happen , for_example , that the state university , that great symbol of American democracy , failed to flourish in New_England as it did in other parts of the country ?(Brainard Cheney, "Christianity and the Tragic Vision-Ut...)
Its refrain was : `` Let us return to the individualistic democracy of our forefathers for our salvation '' .(William C. Smith, "Why Fear Ideas?"...)
Anyone who tried to remedy some of the most glaring defects in our form of democracy was denounced as a traitorous red whose real purpose was the destruction of our government .