Replying to LO29303 --
You got me on this one Andrew.
"Democracies succeed to the extent that they evoke those relationships
required to ensure that the system grants influence to those its
I read it and reread it.
I was thinking the past few weeks that we need a paradoxical way of
solving a paradox and perhaps you and Adam Smith have something here.
>"Democracies "show up" in the give-and-take of civic discourse. The
>capacity for ongoing dialogue is the measure of a democracy's robustness
>as a system meant to operate as a marketplace of ideas. The vitality of
>that dialogue determines the woof and weft from which the societal net
>is woven that gives shape to democracy's future. Dialogue is the domain
>where values are prioritized and meaning is made. It is in those
>networks of dialogue that democracies reside, and from that realm the
>system's rules emerge. Democracies succeed to the extent that they
>evoke those relationships required to ensure that the system grants
>influence to those its operations influence."
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