Single Idea 20092

[catalogued under 25. Society / C. Social Justice / 2. Social Freedom / e. Freedom of lifestyle]

Full Idea

One principle of liberty is for all to rule and to be ruled in turn.

Gist of Idea

One principle of liberty is to take turns ruling and being ruled


Aristotle (Politics [c.332 BCE], 6.2), quoted by David van Reybrouck - Against Elections 3 'procedure'

Book Reference

Reybrouck,David van: 'Against Elections', ed/tr. Waters,Liz [Bodley Head 2016], p.66

A Reaction

[need the exact reference] This is a lovely challenge to our modern idea of liberty, which largely consists of being left alone.