Interesting quote e-mailed to me by the Information Clearing House. It highlights the obvious pitfalls of living in a poll-driven society.
"Truth always rests with the minority, and the minority is always stronger than the majority, because the minority is generally formed by those who really have an opinion, while the strength of a majority is illusory, formed by the gangs who have no opinion -- and who, therefore, in the next instant (when it is evident that the minority is the stronger) assume its opinion ... while Truth again reverts to a new minority.": -- Soren Kierkegaard - 1813-1855) Danish philosopher
longtime Stanford provost John Etchemendy
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