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The tyranny of the majority – Paul Auster – Hand to mouth

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Hand to mouth

Paul Auster
Paul Auster

«I turned off the machine, walked down the hall, and knocked on the door of the supervisor’s office. “There’s a mistake in the filmstrip”, I said. “America isn’t a democracy. It’s a republic. There’s a big difference”. He looked at me as if I had just informed him that I was Stalin’s grandson. “It’s for little children,” he said, “not college students. There’s no room to go into detail”.