“‘Democracy’ in the abstract misleads us. Living in a democracy—and it is lived experience that must be our theme—becomes a different thing in each generation,” begins Kenneth Minogue. Minogue, professor of political science at the London School of Economics, sees traditional values of democracy being turned on their head such that we, the citizens, are no accountable to our leaders values. The danger is a loss of individuality and our ability to contemplate moral dilemmas in deference to State policy. “Our inherited moral idiom is thus being challenged by another, in which individuals find their identifying essence in supporting public policies that are both morally obligatory and politically imperative,” says Minogue.