• Did you, too, O friend, suppose democracy was only for elections, for politics, and for a party name? I say democracy is only of use there that it may pass on and come to its flower and fruit in manners, in the highest forms of interaction between people, and their beliefs - in religion, literature, colleges and schools- democracy in all public and private life.

    Walt Whitman (2009). “Democratic Vistas: The Original Edition in Facsimile”, p.33, University of Iowa Press