"Caught up in the thrall of creation, revolution gives birth to the ‘high spirits which have always attended the birth of something new on earth’. The revolutionary spirit, therefore, includes the joy and excitement that attends all endeavoring to tear down and build up." Read more http://www.hannaharendtcenter.org/?p=14123.

"The democratic paradox is that democracy understood as freedom and the rule by people always threatens to destabilize and revolutionize democratic government that offers itself as a legitimate order. And democratic government—if it is to remain a form of government—requires the reduction of the revolutionary excess of democratic individualism and the demand for popular rule.” Read more in this week’s Weekend Read.