dictatorship of the majority

A situation in which a government or other authority democratically supported by a majority of its subjects makes policies or takes actions benefiting that majority, without regard for the rights or welfare of the rest of its subjects.

As to the reproach that Socialists desire either the dictatorship of the proletariat over the higher classes—or the dictatorship of the majority over the minority, Herr Liebknecht successfully disposes of these accusations.


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