Die Ästhetik der Minderheit

“It is clear that majorities, like general councils, may err, and in fact have erred. […] It might be suggested that men could be given political wisdom by a suitable training. But the question would arise: what is suitable training? And this would turn out to be a party question. The problem of finding a collection of ‘wise’ men and leaving the government to them is thus an insoluble one. That is the ultimate reason for democracy.”

–Bertrand Russell: History of Western Philosophy