terça-feira, 11 de março de 2008

Tribe, Class, and Murder

John Zmirak: "Which is why multicultural states are tricky balancing acts, which lately tend to collapse. They especially tend to fall apart when modernity has broken down basic units such as the family, transformed people in communities into individuals facing the State. Cosmopolitanism gets even hard with the rise of democracy, with its fiction of popular sovereignty, and unlimited claims to dispose of private property as the majority sees fit. Once property is politicized—as always happens in centralized democracies—it only makes sense to fight for your share of the loot. "

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