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And I talk about the best possible decision, not about the perfect one.

Best for whom?

You confuse expertise with interest when looking at the motivations behind political decisions. Also, you confuse expertise with ability to influence people and get support when looking at what makes a politician politician.

The elite of a democracy is not necessarily meritocracy, and even less so in an oligarchy.

Also, history saw too many assassinations, coups, conquests, civil wars, slave or peasant revolts and revolutions for your nice vision of "everyone knowing their place" to having been a historical truth.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Tue Feb 21st, 2006 at 07:50:24 AM EST
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