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@DamonLinker — 6,975 followers, 19,689 tweets

Jul 22, 2017

@avermeule I think hereditary monarchy came with its own set of problems, which in part inspired the creation of theory of liberal democracy.

Jul 22, 2017

@avermeule The *theory*, which goes back to Aristotle, is that a mixed regime is more stable and less prone to tyranny than rule of one alone.

Jul 22, 2017

@avermeule Saying counter-majoritarian institutions have advantages doesn't imply ending all demo checks would be best. (Too much of a good thing.)

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