directions by technical considerations offer little promise to advocates of democracy. Maybe the citizenry will opt for the status quo, the back-door dishonest industrial policy of the right with its reliance on defense spending, its dependence on the cartelization of the globe, and its willingness to sacrifice law for political expediency, all of which lie concealed behind the loud and boisterous rhetoric of the free market. Or perhaps they will accept the direction of the market and its accompanying waste of human and material resources. Fortunately, alternatives do exist, difficult to realize, but attainable nevertheless. Even if implemented, however, democratic alternatives do not guarantee success. Democracy requires vigilance and commitment; it is a challenge to realize and an even greater struggle to maintain. Democracy itself is a struggle. If we still live in hopeful and heroic times, "democracy will . . . throw off its lethargy and run insistently to the stature of the time-or it will cease to exist."37 Our future and the prospects for democracy rest in our hands.