Why ancient philosophers feared tyranny could be the inevitable outcome of democracy

Lawrence Torcello, Rochester Institute of TechnologyPlato, one of the earliest thinkers and writers about democracy, predicted that letting people govern themselves would eventually lead the masses to support the rule of tyrants.When I tell my college-level philosophy students that in about

Source: Why ancient philosophers feared tyranny could be the inevitable outcome of democracy – Alternet.org

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