LA BELLE PENSEE ANTIDEMOCRATE DU DIMANCHE
Those who repeat Churchill’s dictum that democracy is the worst form of government “except for all the others” seldom look at the others. The confusion of power with moral elevation is worse under democracy than under any other system.
The Soviet Politburo never seemed to have illusions about itself; dictators like Saddam Hussein don’t seem to think spiritual leadership is their special province; the old kings of Europe enjoyed their mistresses and hired their mercenaries and left the moral stuff to the bishops. Such men understood that they owed their power to fortune, not virtue. Even the most arrogant of them seldom dreamed of correcting the personal habits of their subjects.
Joseph Sobran, juin 1998 (Le lien risque bien de ne plus fonctionner d'ici quelques temps, la page étant régulièrement mise à jour)