Defining Democracy: Tyranny of the Majority

“Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what they are going to have for lunch.”   —Benjamin Franklin Aristocracy, Oligarchy, Democracy, Tyranny. From best to worst, this is the order in which regimes degrade, as described by Socrates in Plato’s Republic. You’re probably thinking: I thought democracy was good! Why did Socrates, arguably the […]