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Democracy’s Finest Hour?

Peter Stockland on Scotish, Ukrainian, and Canadian democracies.

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Democracy’s Finest Hour? September 19, 2014  |  By Peter Stockland
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When both sides in the Scottish referendum vote praise the contest as democracy’s finest hour, something is being said about politics that really matters.

All that really needs to be said is being said about the necessity of democratic politics being the default politics for the human condition.

For all its susceptibility to majoritarian overreach and its constant vulnerability to oligarchic manipulation, the enduring strength of democratic politics is its delivery of the disciplined humility that all human beings need.

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