Democracy has lasted for over 2000 years. the reason why it fails is because the people Allow it to fail. Like how 80% of the country listened to Ronald Reagans bullshit about how socialism/democracy is Evil and then because he disbanded the unions (they're down to 7% of the population. thats pathetic in a democratic society) and went about communizing every major public utility in the entire country and selling us out to big oil and the military industrial complex via the iraq/iran war. We FAIL