Philosopher: Some of the most ardent philosophical opponents of democracy have rightly noted that both the inherentl...

Tyler808 on June 30, 2022

"Better choice than to rule by a few"

What does that even mean? Makes no sense to me.

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Emil-Kunkin on July 2, 2022

Hi Tyler808,

The philosopher sets out a contrast here. In the first sentence, they note that the worst types of government are those that concentrate power in a small group of people, or "the hands of a few." They then note that since democracy is always mediocre (and thus better than the worst possible government), democracy is better than the previously mentioned systems of rule by a small group of people.

The line in question is stating that democracy is a better choice than to be ruled by a small group.