What is democratic?

Famous quotes containing the word democratic:

    That’s free enterprise, friends: freedom to gamble, freedom to lose. And the great thing—the truly democratic thing about it—is that you don’t even have to be a player to lose.
    Barbara Ehrenreich (b. 1941)

    We have been educated to such a fine—or dull—point that we are incapable of enjoying something new, something different, until we are first told what it’s all about. We don’t trust our five senses; we rely on our critics and educators, all of whom are failures in the realm of creation. In short, the blind lead the blind. It’s the democratic way.
    Henry Miller (1891–1980)

    To make Democracy work, you need an aristocratic democracy. To make Aristocracy work, you need a democratic aristocracy.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)