Josiah Ober

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If you have a tyrant, and you accept it and say, Oh, that's too bad, we have a tyrant,' then you don't have a democracy.feedback
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Jul 22 2017
This page is completely dedicated to what Josiah Ober has to say. All of Josiah Ober’s quotes are organized here by date and topic. The most recent quote attributed to Josiah Ober came from an article called The inventors of democracy would define the US as an oligarchy run by a tyrant: “We tend to mistranslate it as majority rule. For the ancient Greeks, the word didn't mean majority rule, or majority tyranny. Instead it really means people have the capacity to rule themselves. That's the core idea of democracy, the capacity for self-governance, not power of one part of the population over another part of the population.”.
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