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Stephen Downes

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This is a Metafilter mega-post filled with excerpts and links with the following overarching theme: "the work of democracy is to continuously resist capture. There is no end of history. There is no state of rest for democracy. Democracy is the work of resisting capture by powerful interests and restoring power-sharing just over and over and over again. So we have to do work to introduce new governance mechanisms in the place of those that are not working." I think this is true not only of democracy as a whole but also of the institutions of democracy, and especially media, education and academia. Image: here and here.

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