by Kelly M.S. Swope

Democracy May Not Exist, But We’ll Miss It When It’s Gone – Astra Taylor

Attempts to carry out democracy are thus attempts to sublimate natural human conflicts into cooperatively managed institutions that yield the broadest measure of justice for their constituents.

Democracy, Nature, Manifest Destiny

What makes Crane’s modernist epic so instructive for the twenty-first century is how it discovers ample room in nature for humanity’s freedom struggle.