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Liberal democracy is democratic liberalism.

What we are witnessing in the US and elsewhere is the de-linking of and contradiction between liberalism and democracy.

There is no neutral definition of politics.

There are only democratic, liberal, capitalist, fascist, anarchist, socialist, etc. conceptions of politics.

The fear that democracy will break down is a defense.

It is a defense against the fact that democracy has already broken down and has always been broken.

Democracy is a lot of work.

Do you seriously claim to have something better to do?


Extraordinary democracy is democracy’s aristocratic moment; ordinary democracy is democracy’s democratic moment. 

Did you invent that?

The pride of a nationalist in their national culture is frighteningly anonymous and incredibly democratic.

Identification of “the people.”

Everything the ancient Greek oligarch said against the demos, the modern American elite can say against the middle class.

A minor agreement in a major disagreement.

Democracy and Science agree that scholars need not be gentlemen or men of any sort.

Learn from your enemy, democrats.

Learn, first of all, that there are friends and enemies.

It is easy to fall silent before pain.

A democratic politics depends upon us continuing to speak out and speak on.