except all those other forms that have beentried from time to time.Alexis CharlesHenri Clrel deTocquevilleDemocracy and socialism have nothing incommon but one word, equality. But noticethe difference while democracy seeks equalityin liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraintand servitude.NoamChomskyPersonally, I'm in favor of democracy, whichmeans that the central institutions of societyhave to be under popular control. Now, undercapitalism, we can't have democracy bydefinition. Capitalism is a system in which thecentral institutions of society are in principleunder autocratic control. Thus, a corporationor an industry is, if we were to think of it inpolitical terms, fascist that is, it has tightcontrol at the top and strict obedience has tobe establishedat every level--there's littlebargaining, a little give and take,but the lineof authority is perfectly straightforward. Justas I'm opposed to political fascism, I'mopposed to economic fascism. I think thatuntil the major institutions of society areunder the popular control of participants andcommunities, it's pointless to talk aboutdemocracy.Tom StoppardIt's not the voting that's democracy, it's thecounting.Tom StoppardIt's not the voting that's democracy; it's thecounting.AristotleDemocracy is when the indigent, and not themen of property, are the rulers.ThomasJeffersonInformation is the currency of democracy.Blessing IrishAnything that keeps a politician humble ishealthy for democracy.