On the need of a real democratic government controlled by and for the people

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“ If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself ”

Austin Sarat, ‘Americans aren’t as attached to democracy a you might think’, The Guardian

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