Democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention…
[D]emocracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security, or the rights of property; and have, in general, been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths.
Context: Federalist No. 10
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