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This is a personal project by @dellsystem. I built this to help me retain information from the books I'm reading.

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[...] The next stage of our emancipation can be achieved through the education of the people in effective political participation. But we are at a crossroads. If we don't equip the people with the skills to make change, and if we don't trust them to have power, then they will be resigned to apathy, will continue to lose trust in those who govern on their behalf and be open to manipulation and division by those who seek to gain power through exploiting discontent. [...]

I agree completely; the real question is how you can change it (it's almost a chicken and egg situation)

—p.11 by Matthew Bolton 5 years, 1 month ago

[...] The next stage of our emancipation can be achieved through the education of the people in effective political participation. But we are at a crossroads. If we don't equip the people with the skills to make change, and if we don't trust them to have power, then they will be resigned to apathy, will continue to lose trust in those who govern on their behalf and be open to manipulation and division by those who seek to gain power through exploiting discontent. [...]

I agree completely; the real question is how you can change it (it's almost a chicken and egg situation)

—p.11 by Matthew Bolton 5 years, 1 month ago
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  1. Feeling completely powerless.
  2. Rejecting any compromise and so choosing principled loss over pragmatic gain.
  3. Stereotyping the powerful and believing your side has a monopoly on morality.
—p.29 by Matthew Bolton 5 years, 1 month ago
  1. Feeling completely powerless.
  2. Rejecting any compromise and so choosing principled loss over pragmatic gain.
  3. Stereotyping the powerful and believing your side has a monopoly on morality.
—p.29 by Matthew Bolton 5 years, 1 month ago
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[...] the problem is that many people who want to make a difference are idealistic: they want to move from where we are now to where we ought to be in one go. They've spent years dreaming of a better world and a small incremental step in that direction feels such a long way off. [...]

—p.63 by Matthew Bolton 5 years, 1 month ago

[...] the problem is that many people who want to make a difference are idealistic: they want to move from where we are now to where we ought to be in one go. They've spent years dreaming of a better world and a small incremental step in that direction feels such a long way off. [...]

—p.63 by Matthew Bolton 5 years, 1 month ago

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