We received a letter from the Writers War Board the other day asking for a statement on "The Meaning of Democracy." It presumably is our duty to comply with such a request and it is certainly our pleasure.
Surely the Board knows what democracy is. It is the fine line that forms on the right. It is don't in don't shove. It is the hole in the stuffed shirt through which the sawdust slowly trickles. It is the dent in the high hat. Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time. It is the feeling of privacy in the voting booths, the feeling of communion in the libraries, the feeling of vitality everywhere. Democracy is a letter to the editor. Democracy is the score at the beginning of the ninth. It is an idea that hasn't been disproved yet, a song the words of which have not gone bad. It is the mustard on the hot dog and the cream in the rationed coffee. Democracy is a request from a War Board in the middle of the morning in the middle of a war. Wanting to know what democracy is.
1 .It presumably is our duty to comply with such a request, and it is certainly our pleasure.
2. Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time,
3. Democracy is a request from a War Board, in the middle of the morning in the middle of a war, wanting to know what democracy is.
英语点睛：连用两个in the middle of，产生在语气上的诙谐和语感上的优美。
1. The past year has presumably, been kind to those with low testosterone levels.
2.Nuclear power accounts for more than one-half of South Carolina's electricity generation．
3.Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine．