Bertrand Russell on the US Presidential Election
With a month to go, Dubya is still ahead in the polls. Most of my US friends gloomily predict that he will win. How the American people could re-elect him and his regime is beyond me. And then I remembered something that Bertrand Russell once said. “A distinct logical merit of a democracy”, he observed, is that “no elected official can be more stupid than his constituents, for the more stupid he is the more stupid they were for having elected him”.