...and people like me who are somewhere in between the two absolutes. I heard a podcast today in which this was said:
"Countries that have kings and queens, which are rationally stupid, weird ideas, are empirically freer and more socially just than countries that don't".
What followed was fascinating and I'll post a link anon but I wanted to post the quote without saying where it was said or by whom so that people could think about it on its own merits before being subject to what sometimes seems like the inevitable bias that knowing who said it often imposes.
The quote is a statement of what is in fact true: an empirical truth rather than a rational truth.
In short, what do people think of the idea as it stands?
I've out it in the Culture Forum because it's about how we think and how we speak about things, which are central to our culture.
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