“Man’s capacity for justice makes democracy possible; but man’s inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.”
The things you learn while editing someone else’s work. A submission quoted the Serenity Prayer, but no attribution had been made. So I Googled it and came up with Reinhold Niebuhr. It’s just after 4am here now so it was as good as any other time to scurry down the internet rabbit hole.
Reinhold has an impressive academic background.