Quote of the Day

Ideally, if political equality exists, citizens become co-creators of their shared world. Freedom from domination and the opportunity for co-creation maximize the space available for individual and collective flourishing.
-Danielle Allen, Our Declaration
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Quote of the Day

The Declaration also conveys another lesson of paramount importance. It is this: language is one of the most potent resources each of us has for achieving our own political empowerment.
-Danielle Allen, Our Declaration

[Thus ends my week of exclusively politicking! Of course it’s important to stay politically aware year round, but sometimes it’s good to take a moment away from the normal hustle and reflect on the contract that binds us as members of a democracy. We’ll be back to the normal eclectic assortment of quotes next week.]

Quote of the Day

Political philosophers have generated the view that equality and freedom are necessarily in tension with each other. … Such a choice is dangerous. If we abandon equality, we lose the single bond that makes us a community, that makes us a people with the capacity to be free collectively and individually in the first place.

-Danielle Allen, Our Declaration