23 Dec 2020 10:01

And science. Export from Europe. Indigenous outside Europe? (Yes: see Muhlberg.) In tribal and especially in nomadic cultures (like the proto-Indo-Europeans)? And non-European philosophies. Pluralism, secularism, liberty. Representative and direct. And telecommunications. Democratic deliberation as a mechanism for collective cognition.

(The "diffusion of democracy" literature probably needs an extra notebook. My impression is that it all runs smack in to the homophily-vs-contagion issue, but I should really investigate it carefully before pronouncing judgment.)

See also: Partisanship