“The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority …”

“The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather if that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections.”

— Lord Acton, in a review of Sir Thomas Erskine May’s Democracy in Europe (1877)

 

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