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Justice, Injustice and Democracy: Reinhold Niebuhr

Man’s capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man’s inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary. Reinhold Niebuhr 1892-1971 The Children of Light and the Children of Darkness (1944)

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Plus Ca Change, Plus C’est La Meme Chose: Hilaire Belloc

On A General Election The accursed power which stands on Privilege (And goes with Women, and Champagne and Bridge) Broke – and Democracy resumed her reign: (Which goes with Bridge and Women and Champagne). Hilaire Belloc The illustration is copyright: … Continue reading

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Italy and Switzerland: Orson Welles

In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder, bloodshed – they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love, five hundred years of democracy and peace – and what … Continue reading

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