History provides a laboratory in which we see played out the actual, as well as the intended, consequences of ideas.
You have a mind. And you have other people. Start with those, and change the world.
The problem is there is no such thing as a viable democracy made up of experts, zealots, politicians and spectators.
The values and voices of democracy are silent. Either we have lost touch with those values or, no better, believe they need not or cannot be taught.