Democracy is rooted in the impertinent belief that our rulers are no better than we are and that they are answerable always. We're occasionally amazed to discover that people who are used to power forget that. That's why, every now and again, we have to remind them. In that sense, 2005 was a great year for democracy. Because it was reborn this time after the votes were counted.
Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Sullivan: 2005 - Accountability at Last
A truly great essay by Andrew Sullivan. Money quote: