Cynicism and Trust in Politics and Constitutional Theory, 87 Cornell Law Review 280 (2002)
The uneasy juxtaposition of cynicism and trust presents one of the most interesting and profound conundrums in political and constitutional theory. The conundrum is that both cynicism and trust seem vital to the long-term viability of a democracy, despite the fact that they appear to be mutually exclusive concepts. Trust requires a firm belief in the honesty, reliability,
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Macey, Jonathan R., "Cynicism and Trust in Politics and Constitutional Theory" (2002). Faculty Scholarship Series. Paper 1414.