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Quote from Gaetano Mosca,

"We owe to democracy, at least in part, the regime of discussion with which we live; we owe it to the principal modern liberties: those of thought, press and association. And the regime of free discussion is the only one which permits the ruling class to renew itself… which eliminates that class quasi-automatically when it no longer corresponds to the interests of the country."


Gaetano Mosca (more quotes by Gaetano Mosca or books by/about Gaetano Mosca)

(1858-1941) Italian political scientist, journalist and public servant


Partiti e Sindacata nella crisi del regime parlamentare, 1961


Democracy, Press, Speech


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