Democracy on Trial

Just a few more pages and I’m through with Bethke Elshtain’s Democracy on Trial. I guess the long and short of what I’ve learned from this books is that –

… human beings will always fall short of an absolute ideal… “the only reasonable hope for salvation from evil and wickedness at which men might arrive even in this world and even by themselves, without any divine assistance,” must be the imperfect workings of government, the flawed actions of citizens among citizens.

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