Is democracy an ethical standard?

Can history serve to uphold democracy as an ethical standard of governance? The author suggests that the basic and cross-temporal cornerstones of morality, the family and religion, serve as "intermediate" social structures in attaining the central virtues of a moral democracy
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DOI 10.1111/j.1747-7093.1990.tb00242.x
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