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Heimann, 1945. Social Research 12(1):43-59

Industrial Society and Democracy
Eduard Heimann

Social Research: An International Quarterly

Arien Mack, Editor

Volume 12, No. 1 (Spring 1945): 43-59

EXCERPT: By many, democracy is expected to be the eventual consummation and culmination of either a liberal or a socialist society. There is only one obstacle to that happy consummation: antiquated privileges which stand in the way of either liberal or socialist equality, and whose elimination is thus the sole and essential condition for the achievement of democracy. In liberal democracy such antiquated privilege is represented primarily by feudal rights and properties, in socialist democracy by capitalist private property as well. -How sound is this belief in the inherent tendency of our society toward democracy? Is the functional structure of industrial society becoming more or less democratic? What basis does democracy have in the industrial structure as such? How far is optimism justified?
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