The Achilles’ Heel of Democracy

Convincing a single, isolated, rational individual to join you in a war can be difficult, especially when that individual stands to personally bear the responsibility for the outcome of their decision. However, put that very same individual in an agitated mob of thirty thousand other people and it might be a whole different story. In a huge assembly, it feels like no single person is really on the hook for the collective opinions and decisions of the body.The Achilles’ Heel of Democracy

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