The “to-come” not only points to the promise but suggests that democracy will never exist, in the sense of a present existence: not because it will  be deferred but because it will always remain aporetic in its structure (force without force, incalculable singularity and calculable equality, commensurability and incommensurability, heteronomy and autonomy, indivisible sovereignty and divisible or shared sovereignty, an empty name, a despairing messianicity or a messianicity in despair, and so on).

Rogues, Jacques Derrida

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