Sunday, August 26, 2012

This Quote Sums Up What Has Gone Wrong With Politics

"Democracy is not simply a periodic right to mark a cross on a ballot paper.

It depends upon a relationship between government and governed, on a sense of common affinity and allegiance.

It requires what the political philosophers of Ancient Greece called a ‘demos’, a unit with which we the people can identify.

Take away the demos and you are left only with the ‘kratos’ - a state that must compel by force of law what it cannot ask in the name of patriotism.

All I have to do is remember where it came from...

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