„Probably a form of radical democracy will be the next step humanity is ready to take.“

—  Jorge Majfud, Context: Probably a form of radical democracy will be the next step humanity is ready to take. How will we know when this step is being produced? We need signs. One strong sign will be when the administration of meaning ceases to lie in the hands of elites, especially of political elites. Representative democracy represents what is reactionary about our times. But direct democracy will not come about through any brusque revolution, led by individuals, since it is, by definition, a cultural process where the majority begins to claim and share social power. When this occurs, the parliaments of the world will be what the royals of England are today: an onerous adornment from the past, an illusion of continuity. "Rock Democracies, Paper Freedoms, Scissors Securities", Monthly Review (8 February 2007) http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/2007/majfud080207.html
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—  Winston S. Churchill Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1874 - 1965
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—  Oscar Wilde Irish writer and poet 1854 - 1900
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„The DMZ does not divide the last bastion of communism from a liberal democracy; it divides a radical nationalist state from a moderate nationalist one.“

—  Brian Reynolds Myers American professor of international studies 1963
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„We want to take a chance on more democracy.“

—  Willy Brandt German social-democratic politician; Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany 1913 - 1992
Wir wollen mehr Demokratie wagen. government policy statement on 28 October 1969, p. 1, bwbs.de http://www.bwbs.de/UserFiles/File/PDF/Regierungserklaerung691028.pdf (PDF file).

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—  Kenneth Rexroth American poet, writer, anarchist, academic and conscientious objector 1905 - 1982
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