Bertrand Russell Quotes 366
Any organization, however idealistic its professed aims, may degenerate into a tyranny unless the public firmly retains in its own hands some effective means of controlling leaders. Democracy is the only means so far discovered, but it will not be a completely effective means until it has been broadened and extended to economic regions from which as yet it is excluded.
Source: Bertrand Russell : How to read and understanding history, 1943. Reprinted in Understanding History and Other Essays, 1957
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