Well if we *must* split hairs, the US is a tripartite, democratic,
constitutional, federal republic. But the overiding principle of the
government is supposed to be of the people, by the people and for the
people. In other words, democracy.
It's not a perfect democracy, but a democracy it is.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Ian Mindling" <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, November 10, 2000 6:47 AM
> The USA is a republic, not a democracy. Like it or not.
> > From: Brian D Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Reply-To: email@example.com
> > Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2000 06:08:57 -0800 (PST)
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Subject: BOOKS: ZEITGEIST
> > ZEITGEIST
> > Bruce Sterling
> > ISBN 0-553-10493-4
> > I'm about a hundred or so pages into this lastest effort from Bruce
> > Sterling, and I love this book.
> > It is kind of a post-pre-millenium punk sort of thing so far
> > involving an exceptional cast of characters including Lech "Leggy"
> > Starlitz a marketing scammer working an all girl copy band called
> > G-7 (one from each country, extremely funny.)
> > While I wouldn't exactly call this transhumanist (at least not yet)
> > it is a terrific read, and employs alot of state of the art
> > thinking.
> > I think anyone who enjoys Bruce's previous works will love this
> > one.
> > I've been deliberatly setting this book down to avoid reading it
> > straight through.
> > Highly recommended.
> > Brian
> > Member:
> > Extropy Institute, www.extropy.org
> > Adler Planetarium www.adlerplanetarium.org
> > Life Extension Foundation, www.lef.org
> > National Rifle Association, www.nra.org, 1.800.672.3888
> > Ameritech Data Center Chicago, IL, Local 134 I.B.E.W
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