Three problems continue to haunt democratic theory.
One is that the right method does not always produce the right results. Majorities, even when properly counted, are sometimes wrong. Governments, even when representative and accountable, are sometimes oppressive or unwise. Justice requires both the right method and enlightened judgments; but a people and its governments are not always enlightened.
Hence the precarious status of human rights. To ensure certain right results, a ...
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