democracy essay.pdf - Democracy Writing Assignment What do you think of when you hear the word \u2018democracy\u2019 In the Merriam-Webster\u2019s dictionary it

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Democracy Writing Assignment
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What do you think of when you hear the word ‘democracy’? In the Merriam-Webster’s dictionary it is defined as a : government by the people or b : a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation. There are many ways to look at things, and the idea of democracy is no different. The purpose of this essay is to analyze the different views on democracy from three different individuals and also choose which one I agree with the most and explain why. The three individuals whose views we will be comparing are Xenophon, Aristotle and Pericles. From what I have read, it seems like Xenophon would rather have the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. This view on democracy does not seem like democracy at all, but like some sort of dictatorship. It sounds like the people who are already up and above will be the
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