Was it an accident or just a misunderstanding that made the authors of the
“Magna Carta” choose that phrase for their work? The original “Magna Carta”
was a document that spelled out and enforced the rights of the nobility,
not the rights of the common people. The “Magna Carta” was a document of
feudalism, not of democracy. Perhaps the feudal model is more appropriate
to what the authors recommend.


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