Democracy needs politeness

Who knew that politeness could be revolutionary? It turns out that despots and kings don’t need to be polite, they rule by bullying and by force. But in a democracy, if you want the support of your fellow citizens, you need to be polite and respectful to them. Makes sense!

Read about it: https://aeon.co/essays/how-politeness-became-a-tool-of-radical-democratic-politics

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