„Given the right conditions, any society can turn against democracy. Indeed, if history is anything to go by, all societies eventually will.“

A Warning From Europe: The Worst is Yet to Come https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/10/poland-polarization/568324/ (October 2018), The Atlantic.

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„Today will go down in history as a dark one indeed for UK democracy.“

—  Nicola Sturgeon First Minister of Scotland and leader of the Scottish National Party 1970

Said after Boris Johnson announced he would ask the Queen to suspend Parliament in order to prevent MPs voting on or debating Brexit. Government asks Queen to suspend Parliament https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-49493632 (28 August 2019)
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Hamid Karzai foto

„A society without democracy is a society of slaves and fools.“

—  Zaman Ali Pakistani philosopher 1993

https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/9672836-a-society-without-democracy-is-a-society-of-slaves-and

Isi Leibler foto

„Multiculturalism and diversity are admirable qualities for a democracy but can only apply if all parties are committed to an open society.“

—  Isi Leibler Jewish activist 1934

25 June 2014 https://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Columnists/Candidly-speaking-As-Europe-slides-into-a-Dark-Age-Jews-must-review-their-future-360566

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„The substance of socialist democracy lies in efficient socialist organisation of all society for the sake of every individual, and in the socialist discipline of every individual for the sake of all society.“

—  Leonid Brezhnev General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union 1906 - 1982

Cited in Soviet Socialist Democracy http://leninist.biz/en/1968/SSD255/4.6-The.Main.Duties.of.Soviet.Citizens

Karl Marx foto

„The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.“

—  Karl Marx German philosopher, economist, sociologist, journalist and revolutionary socialist 1818 - 1883

Section 1, paragraph 1, lines 1-2.
The Manifesto of the Communist Party (1848)

Barack Obama foto

„Democracy cannot be imposed on any nation from the outside. Each society must search for its own path, and no path is perfect.“

—  Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961

United Nations, General Debate of the 64th Session (2009), United States of America, H.E. Mr. Barack Obama, President p. 6 http://un.org/ga/64/generaldebate/pdf/US_en.pdf, 23 September 2009
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Alfred de Zayas foto

„Direct, participatory and responsive democracy has been shown to be conducive to achieving a more just world order. Only such an approach will allow progressing from predator societies to human rights oriented societies.“

—  Alfred de Zayas American United Nations official 1947

“Much more than periodic voting” – UN Independent Expert calls for more direct democracy worldwide http://www.ohchr.org/en/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=20482&LangID=E.
2016, “Much more than periodic voting” – UN Independent Expert calls for more direct democracy worldwide

Alex Salmond foto

„Trust is the lifeblood of a decent society. The true currency of democracy.“

—  Alex Salmond Scottish National Party politician and former First Minister of Scotland 1954

Scotland in the World Forum (February 4, 2008), Church of Scotland (May 25, 2009)
Varianta: Trust is the lifeblood of a decent society. The true currency of democracy.

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Aga Khan IV foto

„Pluralist societies are not accidents of history. They are a product of enlightened education and continuous investment by governments and all of civil society in recognizing and celebrating the diversity of the world’s peoples.“

—  Aga Khan IV 49th and current Imam of Nizari Ismailism 1936

In a speech on Democratic Development, Pluralism and Civil Society delivered at the Nobel Institute, Oslo, Norway (7 April 2005). http://www.akdn.org/speech/nobel-institute-oslo

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„The pending direction of society rests more than any time in recorded history on the fulcrum of a human finger.“

—  Vanna Bonta Italian-American writer, poet, inventor, actress, voice artist (1958-2014) 1958 - 2014

State of the Art (2000)

David McNally foto

„A society that has moved beyond commodification is one that has embraced the most thoroughgoing radical democracy in all spheres of social life.“

—  David McNally Canadian political scientist 1953

Zdroj: Another World Is Possible : Globalization and Anti-capitalism (2002), Chapter 7, Freedom Song, p. 234

Wilhelm Reich foto

„What is new in work democracy is: that for the first time in the history of sociology, a possible future regulation of human society is derived not from ideologies or conditions that must be created, but from natural processes that have been present and have been developing from the very beginning.“

—  Wilhelm Reich, kniha The Mass Psychology of Fascism

Section 1 : Give Responsibility to Vitally Necessary Work!
Variant translation: What is new in work democracy is: that for the first time in the history of sociology a possible future order of human society is deduced not from ideologies or from conditions yet to be created, but from processes which are naturally given and which have always been in operation. What is new in it is the renunciation and rejection of any kind of politics and demagogy. New is that, instead of the working masses of people being relieved of social responsibility, they are being burdened with it. Further, that the work democrats have no political ambitions nor are allowed to develop any. Further, that it consciously develops formal democracy — which means merely the voting for ideological representatives without any further responsibility on the part of the voter — into genuine, factual and practical democracy on an international scale; a democracy which is borne, in progressive organic development, by the functions of love, work and knowledge.
The Mass Psychology of Fascism (1933), Ch. 10 : Work Democracy
Kontext: What is new in work democracy is: that for the first time in the history of sociology, a possible future regulation of human society is derived not from ideologies or conditions that must be created, but from natural processes that have been present and have been developing from the very beginning. Work-democratic "politics" is distinguished by the fact that it rejects all politics and demagogism. Masses of working men and women will not be relieved of their social responsibility. They will be burdened with it. Work-democrats have no ambition to be political führers, nor will they ever be permitted to develop such an ambition...

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