…in democratic conditions … it’s important that politics be more than just a technology of power, but that it provides a genuine service to citizens, a service that is as disinterested as possible, based on certain ideals, a service that follows the moral order that stands above us, that takes into account the long-term interest of human race and not just what appeals to the public at any given moment … That doesn’t mean that politics must surrender all its ideals, deny its “heart”, and become a mere self-propelled, technocratic process…

sources

  1. To the Castle and Back