Quote of the Day | 0417

just what is democracy based on, if common sense is never what it seems? The answer seems to be that it’s based, in the end, only on a naive hope that something like common-sense exists — that there really is an outlook we can all share, more or less, and which is above the divisions of class and race and immune to the manipulations of people with bad intentions.

Josh Rothman, ‘The History of Common Sense’

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