Even before the election of Donald Trump, America’s pearl-clutching class has been invoking James Madison and his fear of “impetuous majorities” and his desire for “majority rule based on reason rather than passion,” worried that the “adults” in the political halls were losing their grip and being forced into “extremism” by mob rule.


from Boing Boing https://boingboing.net/2018/09/16/world-turned-upside-down.html