Founding Father of the United States and one of the three authors of The Federalist Papers, Alexander Hamilton understood the pitfalls of pure democracy. Quotation says it all: "It has been observed that a pure democracy if it were practicable would be the most perfect government. Experience has proved that no position is more false than this. The ancient democracies in which the people themselves deliberated never possessed one good feature of government. Their very character was tyranny; their figure deformity." Showcase your historian and political science side with any of these democracy and government quote gifts with a timeless quote by Alexander Hamilton. Memorable gifts for all political philosophers!