It is very difficult to find anyone who disagrees with democracy these days. Politicians from the extreme left to the extreme right insist that the politics which they support is democratic in character, so it is no wonder that the term is so confusing. Although fundamentalists may reject the notion of democracy, nobody else does, and whether the ruler is a military dictator, a nationalist demagogue or a liberal, the concept of democracy will be piously invoked in support of an argument.