dinsdag 28 januari 2014


"Organize government so that long and necessary conversations between the various parties reveal the weaknesses of any grand plan, and you create a political body that proceeds less because a course of action is good than because the alternatives are worse. The politics of compromise are never grand. They are, however, durable."

Joshua Mitchell, Tocqueville in Arabia. Dilemma's in a Democratic Age, University of Chicago Press, Chicago 2013.

Het prentje: Hugo Simberg (1873-1917), De gewonde engel, 1903.

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