May 24, 2020

What democracy is

How heartily I agree with the editorial “Peddling Democracy” (BDN, Nov. 7). It’s a true exposition of what democracy really is and always has been – a movement from within and desired by the people concerned going back to the ancient Greeks.

Bush-Cheney et al engaging the military to force-feed it as seen in Iraq only leads to disaster.

Your recent front-page article honoring Charles Shay was commendable. A worthy citizen of Indian Island and the U.S., his valor during World War II was recognized by France and was duly honored.

Anna F. Fernald


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