Political Freedom

When it is forgotten that the first word of political reason is the recognition of the contingency of the political order, every absurdity proves rational.

Jacques Rancière

Static Quo

It is not because things are difficult that we do not venture. It is because we do not venture that things are difficult.


#twisdom #action #courage

People’s Love

Justice is what love looks like in public.

Cornel West

#twisdom #justice

Revolution Forever

Revolution is not a one time event.

Audre Lorde

#twisdom #contestation

Who to Trust

Those who will do anything for power are precisely those who should not be trusted with it. 

Principles Struggle

It’s easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them.
Adlai Stevenson

#twisdom #character

We Govern

Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Electoral Paradox

We despise politicians and revere elections.
David Van Reybrouck

#twisdom #politics #philo

Open Beginnings

Politics is the site of contestation, so it should never begin with conclusions.
Hannah Arendt

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Argument in a Ball

Put the argument into a concrete shape…round & solid as a ball, which they can see & handle & carry home…
Ralph Waldo Emerson

#twisdom #twoetry #language