Democracy is NOT totting up opinions

Published: July 16, 2010 at 12:43am

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“(Socrates) offered us a way out of two powerful delusions: that we should always or never listen to the dictates of public opinion. To follow his example, we will best be rewarded if we strive instead to listen to the dictates of reason.”

– Alain de Botton, The Consolations of Philosophy