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John Stuart Mill

Summary: This is an honors college essay that discusses John Stuart Mill's On Liberty and On Representative Government. It delves into the notion of a "tyranny of the majority" and discusses the ways in which such a thing can be prevented.
Majorities tend to prevent any opportunity that a minority group might have to gain support for a contradicting opinion. It is incredibly easy for members of society to abandon their beliefs in the midst of an overpowering majority. This process leads to an unequal society in which the rights of the people are restricted. In the essays, On Liberty and On Representative Government, written by John Stuart Mill, there is a concern for the "tyranny of the majority." He expresses his concern in, On Liberty, by supporting an increase in individual liberties. It is expressed again in, On Representative Government, by promoting a "true democracy." Mill proposes remedies for combating this "tyranny of the majority," and further discusses the compatibility of those remedies and the effect they will have on society.

Mill addresses the `tyranny of the majority' as the absolute power being vested into just 51% of a...

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