Wednesday, January 15, 2014

I Didn't Realize John Stuart Mill Knew About the Tea Party

From Representative Government [1861], p. 23 of the Batoche Books edition (here):
How, again, can government, or any joint concern, be carried on in a tolerable manner by people so envious that, if one among them seems likely to succeed in anything, those who ought to cooperate with him form a tacit combination to make him fail?

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