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episode #5


At the heart of the modern democratic contract is the principle — and the faith — that the majority will decide for everyone.  But it is in fact this majority — neither simply a numerical preponderance, nor an ideology — that constitutes the greatest risk of democracy in our time; a moral swerve that is not simply mappable to a caste or economic structure. Rather, it is a complex combination of motivations and desires tethered equally to old conformisms and emerging markets that believes — if it believes in anything at all — in one primary political value. Obedience. In this episode, Mutant travels this vanishing line between the democratic majority and this new majoritarian coalition, to deconstruct its abiding myth: that it is nonviolent.

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