Collective mediocrity leveling 2 distinction between

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Unformatted text preview: f democracy we tend to think that liberty and democracy go hand in hand , but critics of democracy (De Maistre, Tocqueville, Nietzsche) • public opinion – can stifle real debate, legitimate range of what people are allowed to believe • tyranny of majority – Tocqueville – once you move into democracy we become suspicious of authority • collective mediocrity, leveling 2. Distinction between legal or political coercion o “tyranny of majority” o when society itself is the tyrant, society issues its own mandates, it...
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This note was uploaded on 01/18/2014 for the course GOVT 117 taught by Professor Richardboyd during the Spring '13 term at Georgetown.

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