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retiredaccount wrote

I'm saying that adding arbitrary descriptors lets me say anything is the 'only' of something, which itself is meaningless.

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Dumai wrote

ok but "liberal democracy" describes a very real form of government that can and should be criticised

dunno how to do that if we're calling the word "liberal" an arbitrary descriptor

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retiredaccount wrote

their implication was that israel is the best by arbitrarily using "liberal democracy" to discount other democracies