Thursday, November 3, 2011

Philosophy Wire: Referendum? No No! I am a democrat!

periclesPhilosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2011-11-03]: I am surprised even by my self when I know I am against a referendum in Greece under the current circumstances. From the ultimate tool of democracy, the referendum has become the ultimate threat which all “democrats” and “civilized” people are afraid of. Do we fear the decision of the others? Do we fear that we may be (somewhere deep inside) not so… democratic as we would like to think we are? Do we fear the Germans? Do we fear the IMF? Whatever the case, only one word can characterize what we live: pity…

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