The Year We Saved Our Democracy

It is we the people who must save it

Kevin Donovan
6 min readJan 12, 2024

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Image by Maria Dryfhout / purchased by the author

History can be gauzy — these experiences we have of the there-and-then within the here and now.

We haven’t mastered time travel yet, and so we struggle and strive to imagine what it must have been like at a time and place far from our own, when fellow humans presumably just like us faced a challenge which, in hindsight…

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Kevin Donovan

Where there is great fear, there is no empathy. Where there is great empathy, there is no fear.