Democracy is gray

Esta semana el presidente chino, Xi Jinping, estará en México. Para los fans del modelo chino, una cita de Adam Michnik, historiador y disidente polaco:

“Democracy is neither black nor red. Democracy is gray… It chooses banality over excellence, shrewdness over nobility, empty promise over true competence… It is eternal imperfection, a mixture of sinfulness, saintliness and monkey business. This is why the seekers of a moral state and of a perfectly just society do not like democracy. Yet only democracy –having the capacity to question itself– also has the capacity to correct its own mistakes.” (Adam Michnik)

Tomado de: Pranab Bardhan, “Democracy and Development: A Complex Relationship