Link: Southern Poverty Law Center

Southern Poverty Law Center

It’s not clear that social media platforms have constructed divisions or if they’ve just uncovered.

“For almost two centuries, political theorists have reminded us time and again that democracy consists in more than a set of institutions. Observing the rise of fascism across Europe in 1939, the American philosopher John Dewey noted that ‘the depth of the present crisis is due in considerable part to the fact that for a long period we acted as if our democracy were something that perpetuated itself automatically.’ Dewey — echoing earlier observers of democracy like Alexis de Tocqueville — argued that the substance and success of democracy lies ‘in the attitudes which human beings display to one another in all the incidents and relations of daily life.'”