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The tendency to identity the public as a group that have distinct boundaries is a fault. The public is a crowd and anyone can be included in the idea of a crowd. Strangers and known people cannot be distinguished. The participation of strangers cannot be qualified. What can be qualified is the set of social connections through which a particular group is formed. If, like a club, there is a membership mechanism that has no selection mechanism except the ability to pay then it is difficult to…