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DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT

From the March 1917 issue of The Christian Science Journal


IN the course of human progress ideals of government have advanced from autocratic to democratic forms, from despotic sovereignty to "government of the people, by the people, for the people," as Abraham Lincoln phrased it. As a nursery of that phase of moral awakening known as the social conscience, democracy represents the highest type of human government.