The Myth of Modern Politics: An Impossible Constitution

A. van Rooden

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Unlike in pre-modern communities, we consider our democracies to be rationally constituted. Philosopher Aukje van Rooden wonders whether the greatest myth of contemporary politics isn’t our assumption that we can function without a mythological structure. Perhaps that denial is precisely what underlies the overwhelming advance of right-wing populist politicians.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)106-112
Number of pages7
JournalOpen (English ed.)
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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