Thursday, September 15, 2011

Quote of the Day

I think liberals are much more comfortable attacking whoever seems to hold the most power, and much less comfortable examining the power of the "weak," as well as the power that they, themselves, wield. Power confers responsibility. In evading the notion that citizenship in a democracy confers power, you also evade the notion that it confers responsibility.
Ta-Nehisi Coates

1 comment:

troutsky said...

Examining power is the first entry point. Next I would suggest she examine/deconstruct the formalized,hollowed out nature of "citizenship" and "democracy" in our current impasse.