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For such reasons democracy, though much less liable to abuses than
dictatorship, is by no means immune to abuses of power by those in authority or
by corrupt interests. If valuable liberties are to be preserved there have to be
people willing ...
Authority in a community, then, has more than what is called a "substitutional"
function — that is, a function that makes up for some inherent deficiency in the
body to be governed. To be sure, some of the obvious instances of authority that
This consideration, however, needs further development in the following chapter,
in which we shall discuss more fully the problem of human freedom in the face of
legitimate authority. Underlying the false estimate of coercion as being merely a ...
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THE NECESSITY FOR THINKING
John Henry Newman
THE RIGHT USE OF LANGUAGE
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