Ludwig von Mises: "This, then, is freedom in the external life of manthat he is independent of the arbitrary power of his fellows. Such freedom is no natural right. It did not exist under primitive conditions. It arose in the process of social development and its final completion is the work of mature Capitalism." - Socialism
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|Ludwig von Mises||Democracy is not a good that people can enjoy without trouble. It is, on the contrary, a treasure that must be daily defended and conquered anew by strenuous effort.||Bureaucracy|| p. 121||Democracy
|Ludwig von Mises||Democracy too is not divine.||Omnipotent Government|| p. 47||Democracy
|Ludwig von Mises||Majorities are no less exposed to error and frustration than kings and dictators. That a fact is deemed true by the majority does not prove its truth.||Omnipotent Government|| p. 47||Democracy
|Ludwig von Mises||People can today seek salvation only in democracy, in the right of self-determination both of individuals and of nations.||Nation, State, and Economy|| p. 131||Democracy