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DEMOCRACY, AUTOCRACY, THEOCRACY

From the November 1921 issue of The Christian Science Journal


The history of the progress of mankind from a belief in a state of barbarism to a concept of civilization is a history of the changing concept of what constitutes government. The word government as ordinarily used means simply a workable system whereby men with differing viewpoints may get along together, and is based wholly upon a belief that the earth is peopled with innumerable beings, each of whom has an independent mind more or less in conflict with that of his neighbor.