This book falls into two sections. Part one includes what might be termed a collection of familiar (and unfamiliar) quotations on the subject of democracy, drawn from the writings and sayings of leaders and writers in the crusade of democracy from Homer to Thomas Wolfe. There is good material here for inspiration for sermons, public speaking, editorials, etc. Part two comprises the joint contributions of 76 contemporary writers and public figures in the field of the professions, education, journalism, history, economics. The material was prepared specifically for this volume, for the greater part, and represents each individual's considered definition of democracy from his own particular angle, -- Louis Adamic speaking for the contribution of the foreign born, Clarence Streit using ""union now"" as his springboard, etc; The Epilogue is a fragment of verse by Stephen Vincent Benet. Carefully indexed.