„The bourgeois public sphere may be conceived above all as the sphere of private people come together as a public; they soon claimed the public sphere regulated from above against the public authorities themselves, to engage them in a debate over the general rules governing relations in the basically privatized but publicly relevant sphere of commodity exchange and social labor.“

—  Jürgen Habermas, buch Strukturwandel der Öffentlichkeit

p. 27
The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere, 1963/1991

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