Winston Churchill said democracy is the best of all bad forms of government. In that spirit one might venture to say that most people who are ruled by the votes of popular majorities praise democracy, but try to get around it whenever possible. Everyone knows there is nothing that ails them that couldn’t be fixed in pretty short order by a good stiff dose of privilege, as long as it is exercised by People Like Us. Given the givens, however, the best the anti-democratic democrat can do is cage for the power to flout the public will. Librarians are no exception and control as much ground...
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