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07/19/2007 Archived Entry: ""Deliberative Democracy" Dementia"
WELL. 'BOUT DARNED TIME SOMEBODY SAID IT.
A specter is haunting America’s politicians and professors—the specter of illegitimacy. The political-intellectual elite fear that millions of Americans will conclude that the current democracy is a fraud—that they are being given bogus choices at the ballot box—and that the phrase “will of the people” now means as little as “the check is in the mail.”
The somebody -- as is so often the case -- is Jim Bovard, in an article beautifully titled "'Deliberative Democracy'" Dementia." Jim, if you didn't live so darned far away, I'd invite you out and buy you a pilsner and a cheap cigar.
Posted by Claire @ 01:21 PM CST