What is a pure democracy?

A form of government in which the management of public affairs remains in the hands of the people themselves, so that they make the laws, levy taxes, decide questions of war and peace, and determine all other matters of public business of such a nature as to require personal and continuous attention.

References
1. "Our American Government, What Is It? How Does It Function? 171 Questions and Answers", Washington, D. C., 1969, page 1.

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