Source: The American Democratic Republic | Amalgamated Contemplation, by Stephen T. Robbins
How the American Democratic Republic works, and sustaining the American Experiment:
There are real boundaries beyond which our society and system of government can and will break down. There is a minimum level of solidarity required for a nation to survive with citizens rather than subjects, and a minimum level of social stability required for it to function. We can fall too far and merely avoiding disintegrating society is not enough. We must do far better, for ourselves, for the world, and for the future.