February 24, 2004

And Plato wept once again

Posted by Curt at 12:10 PM in Politics | TrackBack

Point proven that, as the article points out, “when voters say they don’t like politicians, they don’t know what they’re talking about.” That’s why sex scandals, for example, are so devastating to many politicians: in the end, the majority of voters prefer the politicians who lie through their teeth, because it preserves the illusion of idealism.

I also remember the single line of political philosophy in Kierkegaard’s entire oeuvre: “I prefer monarchy to democracy, because democracy requires that you concern yourself with affairs of state and behave as a politician, while monarchy only requires that you behave as a human being.”