We live in a time of democracy and superheroes. They are opposites, but perhaps also complementary. We live in an era of queues before simple ballot boxes, and super wild, super exciting and super imaginary scenes in Infinity Wars on TV screens. We talk about them both in an intimate way, at times exasperated, at times amused.
We know that democracy is no place for Batman, Superman, Thanos, Wonder Woman and all the fictitious creatures with...