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  • The centre and circumference of all democracy!
  • In strange contrast to the hardly tolerable constraint and nameless invisible domineerings of the captain’s table, was the entire care-free license and ease, the almost frantic democracy of those inferior fellows the harpooneers.
  • It was the whaleman who first broke through the jealous policy of the Spanish crown, touching those colonies; and, if space permitted, it might be distinctly shown how from those whalemen at last eventuated the liberation of Peru, Chili, and Bolivia from the yoke of Old Spain, and the establishment of the eternal democracy in those parts.

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  • Now class, say it all together, ’We are a democracy.’
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • It is true that we are called a democracy, for the administration is in the hands of the many and not of the few.
    Thucydides  --  Pericles’s Funeral Oration

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