Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Hoi Polloi and Referendum C...

Here is a little musing on the tyranny of the majority...

If by the people you understand the multitude, the hoi polloi, 'tis no matter what they think; they are sometimes in the right, sometimes in the wrong: their judgment is a mere lottery.
-John Dryden (1631-1700) Essay of Dramatic Poesy

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