Democracy is a synonym for failure and safety, a concatenation that requires a portmanteau that sounds like fealty but doesn't smell like feudalism; that chicken don't hunt and those dogs don't judge the scraps that come down from a table now overflowing, now broken. An economy is a legend, a dragon who can only be slain by the bravest, most talented connoisseur of swords and limited liability. Rather, there be snakes. The map's edges reveal much that has been hidden, see: theft and lies and fractious denials. Indices won't tell even part of the story, and glossaries may as well never have been printed. You've gotta go outta the book and into the day, breathe deep the exhaustion and sweat the sweat of brows and everyone else. There's no other way to know, but there's no way to know. That's how understanding contradicts reason: cause shares a car with effect, but they somehow both crash at a different intersection.