In it he has less flattering things to say about democracy, when speaking of World War One: Moreover, this had been a war, not of Governments, but of peoples. Clement Attlee and his Labour Government saw the House of Lords as a brake on their expansion of government. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. The noble capital of Vienna, the home of so much long-defended culture and tradition, the centre of so many roads, rivers, and railways, was left stark and starving, like a great emporium in an impoverished district whose inhabitants have mostly departed. It is often said that democracy is just a tyranny of the majority.
The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. It all started from his long line of politicians. Even today, he employs legal romanian workers in Florida to pay them less than he would have to pay an American. Churchill was speaking for the right of a largely hereditary branch of government to protect the liberties of the people. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. So much for democracy as a peaceful form of government.
Democracy works because even though the leaders of a nation are not always the wisest people, they know that they can loose their power just as quickly as they gained it if the people do not approve of what they're doing. Some of the best speeches have come from being in life or death situations, Winston was known best for this. Let us not fool ourselves. Regarding Churchill's quote then, it's funny. Churchill was also an active historian, writer, and an artist as well as the first person to be made an honorary citizen of the United States.
Representative democracy has seemed to be the best answer for the problems that come about when you try to have a system of direct democracy which implictly expects that everyone will get engaged. Firstly, it all depends on what time period one is considering. In a democracy, people have the liberty to elect officials that best represent their interests, and political institutions exist as a result: Benjamin Constant argues in The Liberty of the Ancients Compared with that of. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilisation of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilisation of ancient Rome. Throughout history many have earned the title of expert through studying and practicing their specific fields, but few have earned the title of expert in the field of politics. Although Churchill told many speeches, his speech on June 18, 1940 showed the most emotion and courage of any other speech he told.
Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the faith: all know how to die but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. Commonly attributed to him, but with no authority, this is not quite as cynical as Winston Churchill could be—but not about Democracy. Yet a quote from his speech is so often used as the justification for democracy. To earn more money he chose to switch to the role of war corresponent.
My grandfather did not have a college degree, my grandmother did not have a high school diploma. The whole life-energy of the greatest nations had been poured out in wrath and slaughter. Of course, seeking votes it would probably be hazardous to do otherwise. Gone were the treaties of Utrecht and Vienna, when aristocratic statesmen and diplomats, victor and vanquished alike, met in polite and courtly disputation, and, free from the clatter and babel of democracy, could reshape systems upon the fundamentals of which they were all agreed. Upon becoming prime minister, Churchill took over the war and led the Allies and his country to victory.
Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. Ultimately, the Labor Party prevailed on the issue of reducing the delaying power of the House of Lords. Those powers, save when it comes to extending the term of Parliament, were sadly removed already in 1911. Every form of government no matter how successful it is has flaws. It merely says that the majority is below the level of an average college graduate. I've researched a fair amount of democratic theory.
Thirdly, the older Conservative Party Churchill wanted to keep the severely weakened brakes. By this quote Churchill meant that democracy is not perfect, and no government created so far is. Baltzersen web posted January 24, 2005 We so often hear the famous Churchill dictum on democracy: Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. Here is more of what Churchill said: We accept in the fullest sense of the word the settled and persistent will of the people. Even though he sent the men as fast as he could, France lost the war in two weeks and became a Nazi land.