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Democracy and Meta-Narratives

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Battling meta-narratives. Say what you will about postmodernism, but the po-mo concept of narratives as manipulatable memes comes in very handy. The twentieth century French philosopher Jean François Lyotard declared the death of meta-narratives (“an overall account of things that enables people to find belief, pattern and meaning in their experience”*), but his analysis has proven to be not quite right. The meta may be wounded but…

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David Breeden

David Breeden

Poet, Senior Minister at First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis, a Humanist congregation. Amazon author's page amazon.com/author/davidbreeden

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