Quote of the Week: Alain de Benoist, “The Problem of Democracy”

benoistDemocracy has changed. It was initially intended to serve as a means for the people to participate in public life by appointing representatives. It has instead become a means for these representatives to acquire popular legitimacy for the power which they alone hold. The people are not governing through representatives: it is electing representatives who govern by themselves. Who is representing what? The very notion of ‘representation’ is in crisis.

▪ Alain de Benoist, The Problem of Democracy (Arktos, 2011) extract from page 76.

SydneyTrads is the web page of the Sydney Traditionalist Forum: an association of young professionals who form part of the Australian independent right (also known as “non-aligned right”).

Be the first to comment on "Quote of the Week: Alain de Benoist, “The Problem of Democracy”"

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.