May 31, 2013

Are we happy with the worst form of government?

Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.

Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965),
 Hansard, November 11, 1947

That was in 1947. Churchill didn't live long enough to see the "Alaska model", which appeared in the 1980s.

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