Why I Don't Applaud Democracy

Everyone seems to applaud Democracy, and Western governments expend a lot of financial and military and cultural effort trying to foist it on non-Western cultures. Democracy is treated as one of a most basic universal Good. But is it?

I'm not supporting autocracy, oligarchy, or whatever. I just think that (as someone said) "Democracy is the worst form of government - except for all the rest" - and I am focusing here on why it is "worst".

I question the presupposition of the absolute goodness of Democracy. Reasons why I do so include:


Note I1. Inconsistency 1. Why should the minority foist itself on the majority? Ironically, is that not anti-democratic?