It is highly possible for citizens to discuss their way into solutions. But that’s not how the political process works. There you have an agenda and people must dialogue along those lines or they are excluded. But what would happen if an agenda was worked out later in our discussions. This is what happens in real life. Sometimes the answers to our struggles are to be found in third or fourth options, not merely what we are presented by the political class. Community is about conversation; the agenda comes later.
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