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Civil Society and Legitimate European Governance
The political world of make-believe mingles with the real world in strange ways, for the make-believe world may often mold the real one. In order to be viable, in order to serve its purpose, whatever that purpose may be, a fiction must bear some resemblance to fact. If it strays too far from fact, the willing suspension of disbelief collapses. And conversely it may collapse if it strays too far from the fiction that we want them to resemble. Because fictions are necessary, because we cannotdoi:10.4337/9781847200198.00020 fatcat:qkaj6zfpe5buzmuvwfkgpxn4ta