A Persian Cafe, Edward Lord Weeks

Monday, 1 February 2016

On Democracy

(Partly inspired by reading Richard Arneson's "Democratic Rights at the National Level")

Democracy is not magic. It does not make political action virtuous, it has no inherent superiority to other forms of government. The right to vote is not itself a morally important freedom. But given the indelible association in many people's mind between freedom and democracy, democracy is nevertheless an inevitable result of people being made free.

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