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Tyranny of the majority. An important concept to understand in U.S. government.

Tyranny of the majority - Wikipedia

Tyranny of the majority - Wikipedia

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Born 210 Years Ago, Tocqueville Predicted the Tyranny of the Majority in Our Modern World

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John Stuart Mill was a prodigious thinker who sharply challenged the beliefs of his age. In On Liberty, one of the sacred texts of liberalism, he argues that any democracy risks becoming a “tyranny of opinion” in which minority views are suppressed if they do not conform to those of the majority. The Subjection of Women, written shortly after the death of Mill's wife, Harriet, stresses the importance of sexual equality. Togethe...

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Hamilton: The scenarios in which tyranny perception occurs are very specific, involves a sort of distortion of democracy preconditions: Centralisation excess: when the centralised power of a federation make a decision that should be local, breaking with the commitment to the subsidiarity principle.[3] Typical solutions, in this condition, are concurrent majority and supermajority rules. Abandonment of rationality: when, ...

Whereas back then I wrote about the tyranny of the majority, today I'd combine that with the tyranny of the minorities. These days, you have to be careful of both. (Ray Bradbury) #quotes #quote #quotations #RayBradbury

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