Monthly Archives: November 2014

The Gruber revelations

The digital ink was scarcely dry on my last post when a controversy erupted to illustrate its main point.  I wrote that a growing distance between rulers and ruled lay at the heart of the crisis of liberal democracy.  Moments … Continue reading

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Distance and the sickness of democracy

Let’s peer through the fog of events at the place where we now find ourselves. Americans are unhappy with their politics, unhappy with their politicians, distrustful of their government to an almost pathological extent.  To people of the left, our … Continue reading

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