Thursday, February 05, 2015

Necessity is the mother of invention

"The Tunisian “success story,” then, is not that all sides wanted democracy, but rather that all sides had no choice but to settle for democracy."
 The origin of secular government and toleration, in the past and in the present.

Liberal idealists idealize themselves. They imagine themselves enlightened, when absent a knowledge of history they're only acculturated and half blind.

Philosophers didn't invent democracy, they followed it. Practice precedes theory.

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