Democracy is as good as the context it is premised in
Last Monday, my curiosity got the better of me and I asked for a clarification on a passing remark in one of the regional papers. The gracious author surprised me by complying. Normally, I wouldn’t have bothered to ask because I’ve come to believe that, at best, I’ll be ignored or, at worst, get an insulting reaction. I honour authors who are free to account for their write-ups to any interested party, however biased they may presume them to be.