Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Political Philosophy Minute

Federalist Paper #10 is a good read:

When a majority is included in a faction, the form of popular government... enables it to sacrifice to its ruling passion or interest both the public good and the rights of other citizens.
Federalist Paper #51 is pretty good too, "Ambition must be made to counteract ambition," "If men were angels no government would be necessary," "If a majority be united by a common interest, the rights of the minority will be insecure...."

And so on.

These points seem particularly relevant for increasingly evident reasons ...

1 comment:

CmdrSue said...