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the fall of Soviet-inspired communism have singularly lacked any credible alternance, generally by design and at the elite's behest, I think it fairly clear that the so-called Democratic deficit we all seem to see in our various countries is a feature, not a flaw, in our societies, one whose primary intent is not to express the will of the people, but rather, as Noam Chomsky might put it, manufacture consent.

I think we do progress a disservice when we reify the concept of democracy.

The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet. Winston Churchill

by r------ on Wed Dec 8th, 2010 at 05:10:54 AM EST
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