Monday, August 27, 2012

No, the trouble with humans …

… and institutions: BBC News - A Point Of View: The trouble with freedom. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

An older generation of thinkers recognised that freedom and democracy don't always go hand in hand. The 19th Century liberal John Stuart Mill was a life-long campaigner for greater democracy, but he also worried that personal liberty would shrink once governments could claim to express the will of the majority.
Better a good monarchy than a bad republic.

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