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Hermens, 1958. Social Research 24(4):37-52

The Tyranny of the Majority
Ferdinand A. Hermens

Social Research: An International Quarterly

Arien Mack, Editor

Volume 24, No. 4 (Winter 1958): 37:52

EXCERPT: The events of the last generation should have told us that whenever real tyranny exists it is exercised by a minority. Indeed, the protagonists of the totalitarian rulers of our times have boldly proclaimed the right of an organized minority (the memers of the totalitarian party) to rule over their country. Modern technology has come to their assistance, and William Henry Chamberlin has rightly said: 'Because of the appalling concentration of power in the totalitarian state there has, perhaps, never been an age in history when so few could inflict so much suffering on so many.'...
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