Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Josh Marshall discusses the idea of legitimacy of rule

Josh Marshall Offers an interesting (and short) discussion of what effect a big win will have on the public perception or "conventional wisdom" of the legitimacy of Democratic rule.

The comparison to the concepts of "The Divine Right of Kings" and "The Mandate of Heaven" are particularly interesting. I'm probably slow, but I had not connected either of these philosophies of rule to the idea of the legitimacy of a government in Political Science.

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