Miscellaneous (한 + Eng)

The mysterious rites we perform

Author
chloebringsjoy
Date
2019-09-27 00:07
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159
(2019. 3. 28)

"In his [her] reflective moments even the most experienced politician senses a nagging curiosity about why people vote as they do. His power and his position depend upon the outcome of the mysterious rites we perform as opposing candidates harangue the multitudes who finally march to the polls to prolong the rule of their champion, to thrust him, ungratefully, back into the void of private life, or to raise to eminence a new tribune of the people..."

⁠— Key (1966), p. 1; as cited in Lau & Redlawsk (2006).