Tyranny of the majority - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Richard
    • 29.04.10 | 11:50 (IDT)

    I wonder if Mr. Levy knows that the phrase "tyranny of the majority" is associated with John C. Calhoun, whose political writings were an expression of the philosophy that was to lead within a generation to the U.S. Civil War. In the unlikely event that Mr. Levy *does* know from where he got the phrase, it only makes his arguments less persuasive, since he is arguing -- at least in the present case -- for something profoundly anti-democratic in the name of democracy, namely, the ability of a self-appointed tiny minority, representing the interests of God ^H^H^H Dialectical Materialism, to prevent the majority from running the country as it sees fit. Why does he find it so objectionable when, say, Shas does exactly the same things, using more or less exactly the same arguments?

    from the article: Israel's tyranny of the majority is dangerous
    First published 01:50 29.04.10 | Last updated 06:52 29.04.10
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