Germany's Iron Chancellor, as Otto von Bismarck is known, was never a huge fan of democracy. Bismarck led the country from 1871 to 1890 -- and preferred to keep the process of governing away from the public eye. Lawmaking, he once pointed out, was not all that different from what a butcher does. "The less people know about how sausages and laws are made," he famously said, "the better they will sleep."
President Barack Obama has a significantly different view of democracy than Bismarck did,...Full Story