"When we generate utopian visions and hope to make them happen soon -- when we elect Barack Obama and expect all our problems to be solved, and solved quickly, by his presidency -- the outcome is both predictable and tragic. That is not the way to engage social change in a democracy. And it is not the way to help democracy itself survive and thrive. Democracy is a non-stop experiment. Each generation must help sustain it, which means being in it day-by-day for the long haul."
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