The bulk of the political participation of citizens in one Last Database direction.
The most important thing for our argument, however, is that Hirschman's reflection reveals the existence of a sort of surplus or remnant of expressiveness in Last Database modern subjects that voting cannot capture. Consequently, when the almost mute institution of the vote is the mainstay of political participation, citizens tend to experience a deep disappointment: there is a Last Database political desire that does not find a way to express itself or channel itself.
And this is where the other half of what, Last Database according to the argument we have been developing, was united in ancient democracy and came to Modernity divided: freedom of expression. The problem is that, in the terms of liberalism itself, freedom of expression does not have the function of taking care of a desire of the Last Database citizens (the desire of appearance, of self-revelation), but rather functions as a safeguard, as a mere guarantee ; as a negative freedom that, instead of expanding the participation of citizens, serves only to limit the power of the rulers. Once Last Database again: it is not about the privilege (positive, as an end in itself) of participating in the public arena and showing who one is through expression.
But about the capacity (negative, merely instrumental) to limit the power of Last Database representatives. But, with the crisis of open representation, that vacant desire is still looking for an adequate channel and the best way to find it is through some Last Database development in the field of freedom of expression. I believe that the irruption of digital technology has for the first time given freedom of expression the possibility of being the vehicle for that pending desire. With all the Last Database danger that this power (that of closing the wound, the crisis) entails for the balance of the liberal scheme, the mass public.