“The most dangerous enemy of the truth and freedom amongst us is the compact majority” 

“The majority is never right. Never, I tell you! That’s one of these lies in society that no free and intelligent man can help rebelling against. Who are the people that make up the biggest proportion of the population – the intelligent ones or the fools?” 

Henrik Ibsen (1828 – 1906)
“En Folkefiende” (“An Enemy of the People”)

Henrik Johan Ibsen was a Norwegian playwright, theatre director, and poet. As one of the founders of modernism in theatre, Ibsen is often referred to as “the father of realism” and one of the most influential playwrights of his time. His major works include BrandPeer GyntAn Enemy of the PeopleEmperor and GalileanA Doll’s HouseHedda GablerGhostsThe Wild DuckWhen We Dead Awaken, and The Master Builder. He is the most frequently performed dramatist in the world after Shakespeare, and by the early 20th century A Doll’s House became the world’s most performed play. (From Wikipedia)

External link:
Tyranny of the majority (Wikipedia)

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