Democracy as ritualized civil war: A metaphor…

This is just a small little thing, not really worthy of an essay of its own, but interesting enough to me that I wanted to put it out there. For a long time I’ve had a metaphor in my head. It’s an imperfect metaphor, but so is every metaphor- otherwise it wouldn’t be a metaphor. Since I’ve never seen it talked about in exactly these terms before, I thought I’d put it on the internet for discussion.

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