Saturday, June 28, 2008

“The best argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter.” - Winston Churchill

I love you Winston, but gee-golly, that’s a pessimistic outlook.

4 comments:

jams o donnell said...

Cynical humour perhaps, Roland?

Roland Dodds said...

Cynical for sure Jams, but I also have a sneaking suspicion that he is right.

TNC said...

You're correct, Roland. I do not think he was kidding either.

Have you heard anything about this book, "Just How Stupid Are We? by Rick Shenkman? His findings are not particularly novel but still need to be publicized:

*Only 2 out of 5 citizens can name the three branches of the federal government.

*Only 1 in 7 can find Iraq on a map.

*Only 1 in 5 know that we have 100 US senators.

etc.

Some would dismiss this as mere trivia. But if you lack this sort of basic information, how can you develop complex and nuanced ideas about domestic and foreign policy?

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Yes, Roland, I know what you mean. Sometimes I would like to argue with the quoted. But then something comes up. Like a talk with that a. v. ...