I think they will never really enjoy true democracy in China.
– Simon Winchester
Only one American has given his life for Iranian democracy. He was a young idealist from Nebraska named Howard Baskerville. In 1907, fresh out of Princeton, Baskerville went to Iran as a schoolteacher. He found himself in the midst of a revolution against tyranny, and was carried away with passion for the democratic cause.
– Stephen Kinzer
The unending chase for money, I believe, threatens to steal our democracy itself. I’ve used the word ‘corrupting,’ and I want to be very clear about it: I mean by it not the corruption of individuals, but a corruption of a system itself that all of us are forced to participate in against our will.
– Scott Peters